Four young men in rural Vermont are off to fight in the Civil War, but the ones who survive are changed forever, in this historical mystery by Edgar Award winner and three-time Pulitzer Prize nominee William Heffernan. Unhinged by his war experiences, Johnny Harris returns home but is soon found murdered; his friend Jubal Foster—who is now deputy constable—investigates the crime. Along the way, Foster finds that there may have been valid reasons for his friend's murder, and the case may have a disturbing connection to the woman Foster loves.
"Heffernan is a master of scene, setting, characterizations, plot, and dialogue."—Nelson DeMille