Caleb Johnson: Mountain Man:
Menace In The Mountain Mist
Caleb Johnson’s second adventure finds him settling into married life back in Bear Creek. But as we find out, this is no honeymoon, for events conspire to disrupt the idyllic tranquility that would make life perfect:
Caleb’s new wife, Spring Flower, who now calls herself Flora in order to fit into Bear Creek society, finds a bear cub whose mother’s been killed by wolves. She takes it home and nurses it back to health, something that Caleb, uneasy about at first, comes to accept. They even give the cub the name Snuffy, and delight in how it becomes close with Dog.
Later, while shopping in Bear Creek, Flora is accosted by three ruffians, and Caleb gives them a drubbing. The incident is forgotten for months until one day, as the spring mist is enshrouding their peaceful mountain home, the past comes calling. Events combine in a bloody confrontation that will leave you breathless.
Yes, a settled married routine is no guarantee of peace, especially when you live in the wilds, and there are no-good layabouts determined to create, and then settle none existent scores.
The thing is, a previous good deed by Caleb and Flora comes back to show, karma’s an absolute b***h if you’re on the wrong side of it!
Another great little story that rolls along at a comfortable pace; is a delight to read; and has a most satisfying ending. And better still, it’s presented in such a way that it’s entirely believable, allowing you to connect to the characters in a personal way.
Kudos to Charles Ray for that.