The novella (35,000 words) follows widower Jed Longman who signs to a company of wagons to take his three sons to a better life out West. But trouble keeps snapping at his heels. There’s the persistent Mrs Harris with her school ma’am attitude so contrary to her fancy coach-guns, then the threat of fever, then the ruthless killer Baddell determined to haunt him and his into an unmarked grave. Sometimes a family man has to remember how to stand alone.
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