Most books take place in Tanner’s Ford (Bride Train) and the contemporary town of Climax, which was created when the new highway went through. The location is modeled on the beautiful Big Hole Valley between Dillon and Wisdom The real towns of Bannack City and Virginia City still exist, though Bannack is a state park with no residents. The nearest large town to Climax is Dillon. Road miles are not as important as the weather and the height of the passes that must be crossed to travel from the Big Hole Valley. Location plays an important part in all of Reece’s books. For information on research trips and historical data, check out the location posts.