A lot of the settlers who rode the Oregon trail had no idea what they were facing. If not for the mountain men most of them would’ve lost their way, been attacked by Indians or robbed and left for dead. This is the first in the Mountain Man series by Johnstone who has written many books about the west. Preacher, he won’t tell his real name, is a very likeable guy who respects the wilderness and the Indians. When he finds a group of lost settlers being attacked by Indians he helps them make it to the nearest Fort. He discovers their trail leader left them and probably planned to steal their gold. Preacher has lived in the wilderness since he was twelve years old and enjoys his solitude. But he also cares about people and animals.