|Pages/Publication Date:||320 / 2017|
A Civil War veteran with an enigmatic past, Michael Coughlin arrives in Kansas to settle his dead brother's debt. There he finds his widowed sister-in-law, Elizabeth, bankrupted by her husband's folly. Her last hope to salvage something of her former life rests in the dangerous buffalo hunt her husband had been planning—a hunt that Michael and Elizabeth will now embark on together. Plunging across the "dead line" between Kansas and Indian Territory, they will contend with rattlesnakes, wildfire, flash floods, and human treachery. With the Comanche in winter quarters, Elizabeth and Michael are on borrowed time, and the cruel work of harvesting the buffalo is taking a heavier toll on them than they could have imagined.