Last of the Breed by Louis LAmourHere is the kind of authentically detailed epic novel that has become Louis L’Amour’s hallmark. It is the compelling story of U.S. Air Force Major Joe Mack, a man born out of time. When his experimental aircraft is forced down in Russia and he escapes a Soviet prison camp, he must call upon the ancient skills of his Indian forebears to survive the vast Siberian wilderness. Only one route lies open to Mack: the path of his ancestors, overland to the Bering Strait and across the sea to America. But in pursuit is a legendary tracker, the Yakut native Alekhin, who knows every square foot of the icy frontier—and who knows that to trap his quarry he must think like a Sioux.
Last of the Breed
After considering a number of different stories I decided on Last of the Breed and started working on a script. As things turned out we were not able to go ahead and do another Graphic Novel for Random House and the script was abandoned about half way through. Beau L'Amour. The Last of the Breed script was broken up into three "books," following a traditional Thesis, Antithesis, Synthesis, structure I'm not a Structure Nut as many screenwriters are, but it seemed to be appropriate in this case. I was able to complete Book One and a good deal of Book Two before Random House decided they did not want to do another Graphic Novel and released us to pursue other options. I got that section honed down until it was pretty efficient. In both movies and comic books you are constantly having to balance brevity with detail.