Buckhorn as the antagonist?

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BuzzingQuill wrote:
21 Apr 2019, 13:55
Larry's wake, most definitely! I really loved Larry's character and was gutted by his death. What Buckhorn did was so egregious, it teeters on being pure evil!
They are pure evil.

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Throughout the book, the Buckhorn Corporation has shown that it has dubious business practices.
The corporation sent the Seattle Express on an ocean voyage when there were signs of disrepair.
In one segment, the corporation promised the Haida Gwaii tribe several perks that could help the
tribe's economy while not explaining to them how they would help to preserve the tribe's land and

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Kibetious wrote:
23 Apr 2019, 10:07
I am still considering how Buckhorn was portrayed in Strong Heart and their portrayal in this book. I think in the first book, the company was somehow still hidden. At this point, they are ready to use all forms of enticements to advance their work of mining.
I agree. They were nasty but sneaky in Strong Heart (which I felt was a much better book, btw), but they now obviously have confidence coming from somewhere we don't know about. Maybe we will find out in the next book.
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I think the most antagonistic thing Buckhorn has done is getting the local tribe to give them mining rights for the erbium in the state park (I think that was the mineral). I feel like that has more consequences than blaming Captain Steve or trying to force Louise hand to sell her business and land would have. :( :( :(
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It sounds like Buckhorn was the biggest company and didn't care about their people and the people need the work so not much was said.

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CatInTheHat wrote:
01 Apr 2019, 08:39
Buckhorn's most antagonist act actually occurred in Strong Heart, when they used violence to get their way. In Adrift, I'd say that it was their effort to pin the accident on Captain Steve.
I agree with both your statements. On both occasions, they not only showed cruelty, but also dishonesty. Nothing can stop them from reaching their goals, even if it means destroying others.

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