%The year is 1895, and with the Civil War thirty years in the past, America is becoming a civilized place—except for the Wild West, where settlers still fight the elements and the natives. In Hankswash, Wyoming, word spreads that a tragic murder has set off a dangerous series of events that threatens to bring an angry war party, led by Young Lightning Streak, right to the city limits.
The US Army has dispatched a force from Fort Laramie to protect the small town, but there’s little hope that the soldiers can beat the rampaging Indians to Hankswash. The citizens must prepare for incoming battle, which likely means hiding as best they can. After all, how can a woman of the night or a telegraph clerk stand up to warriors bent on bloody revenge? Only one man could save them all …
Henry Webster Williams is a grumpy horse rancher who prefers it when the townsfolk of Hankswash stay out of his way—but death threatens to come to each and every front door, Henry’s included. He was once a soldier in the Civil War, and although he despises the idea of killing again, old habits die hard. In order to save his family, his herd, and his own scalp, Henry will have to fight back—and it’s gonna be a hell of a battle.
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Published September 23, 2011
Westerns, Literature & Fiction.