In 1923, Frank Clark headed into the wilderness to trap Old Ephraim, the most notorious grizzly the Utah mountains had ever seen. Ephraim's powerful paws destroyed many sheep and cattle from the herds that came into his pathway. Defying the herds-men who invaded his historical domain, he overturned their steel traps, and dared them to come get him with an impunity unparalleled in the history of the American West.
What Clark didn't know was that Ephraim had a friend, Danny Evans, who grew up with the grizzlies to become an elusive raider of the sheep and hunting camps himself, until he was arrested by the law, schooled by an atheist, and courted by a stunning, young prophetess, while driven to find himself and the father he never knew.
This is the story of a bear and a boy, and the forces that push them to the brink of tragedy and self-discovery.
The Ephraim Chronicles is Lee Nelson's 26th book--a novel of determination and spiritual growth, based on actual history. Some of the names have been changed. Some have not. [publisher blurb]