In this Lucas Fume Western from the Spur Award-winning author of Vengeance at Sundown, no man is truly free until he puts his past—and his enemies—to rest.
Lucas Fume has been exonerated of the murder charge that put him in prison seven years ago. But he isn’t free yet. Not while his friend, former slave Zeke Henry, remains a fugitive wrongly accused of assaulting Senator Barlow’s daughter, Celia. Lucas wouldn’t have his freedom or wealth—let alone his life—if it weren’t for Zeke. And he knows that the only way to clear his friend’s name is to prove the identity of Celia’s true attacker: Senator Barlow himself.
Now Lucas has a plan to take on the powerful Senator—and his son John, aka Lanford Grips—once and for all. The only question is whether it will lead to freedom or the end of a noose.
““This new series takes us into the heart of our nation and the hearts of the people who were carving it out.”—Nuvo.com Praise for Spur Award-winning Author Larry D. Sweazy “A new star in the world of Western fiction.”—Western Fiction Review “A lively blend of mystery, action, and historical realism.”—John D. Nesbitt, Spur Award–winning author of Death at the Whistling Swan “Raw, wild, and all too human.”—Johnny D. Boggs, Spur Award–winning author”