Based on a true story, The Revenant is an epic tale of revenge set in the Rocky Mountains and soon to be a major motion picture, starring Leonardo DiCaprio. Rocky Mountains, 1823 The trappers of the Rocky Mountain Fur Company live a brutal frontier life. Hugh Glass is one of the most respected men in the company, an experienced frontiersman and an expert tracker. But when a scouting mission puts Glass face-to-face with a grizzly bear, he is viciously mauled and not expected to survive. Two men from the company are ordered to remain with him until his inevitable death. But, fearing an imminent attack, they abandon Glass, stripping him of his prized rifle and hatchet. As Glass watches the men flee, he is driven to survive by one all-consuming desire: revenge. With shocking grit and determination, he sets out on a three-thousand-mile journey across the harsh American frontier, to seek revenge on the men who betrayed him. The Revenant is a remarkable tale of obsession and the lengths that one man will go to for retribution.
'A spellbinding tale of heroism and obsessive retribution' Publishers Weekly
A former partner in a Washington law firm, Michael Punke's diverse professional experience includes work on the White House National Security Council and on Capitol Hill. He is currently U.S. Ambassador to the World Trade Organization in Geneva. Punke is also the history correspondent for "Montana Quarterly" magazine and has written two non-fiction titles. The Revenant is his first novel. He lives with his family in Montana.