Paperback. Pub Date: 2009 Pages: 464 in Publisher: COUNTERPOINT In a novel rich in historical detail. Acclaimed author Eliot Pattison reconsiders the founding of America and explores how disenfranchised people of any age and place struggle to find justice; how conflicting cultures can be reconciled through compassion and tolerance; and ultimately how the natural world has its own morality. Exploring a frontier world shrouded in danger and defying death in a wilderness populated by European settlers. Indian shamans and mysterious scalping parties. Duncan. the exiled chief of his near-extinct scottish clan seeks justice.