On Sacred Ground


The best-selling author of The Revenant returns with another visceral historical thriller.

Written by Jenn Thornton

A master of the big, visual story, The Revenant’s Michael Punke has written another immersive novel. A vivid, pulsating reconstruction of the Fetterman Massacre—the battle that foreshadowed the Battle of Little Bighorn— Ridgeline features rich characterizations of Lakota chief Red Cloud and warrior Crazy Horse, as well as US Army Col. Henry Harrington, and seeks to explore what the author describes as the “broader conflict between the United States and its indigenous peoples.” If that plot reads as tailor-made for another onscreen epic (The Revenant became an Academy Award-winning film), Ridgeline is being developed for television by the same production team that brought home Oscar.

Buy now on Amazon. Proceeds benefit the John Wayne Cancer Foundation.