J. Arthur Eidson, signed by author
The dawn of the Civil War in Unionist northeast Texas: Esker Doyle, son of Illinois farmers, and Andrew Jackson, a Kickapoo Indian and protégé to a Methodist minister, are driven from their homes by secessionist vigilantes. Their flight places them in a ranging company on the western frontier, where they must confront Comanches, deserters, and themselves. A story of loss and redemption. A story of the Civil War seldom told.