"Joel McAllister is a lieutenant in the Confederate Army--or at least he was, until Lee surrendered. Now he's determined to get as far away from war as possible, somewhere beyond North and South (and maybe somewhere with some gold): Idaho Territory. Accompanied by his steadfast sergeant, Riley, the two former soldiers travel westward from Texas. But the trail to Silver City is littered with peril--including a band of notoriously merciless Comanche warriors. When his traveling party expands to include two women survivors of a Comanche raid and a Bannock Indian, Joel will need to rely on what soldier's instinct he has left in him to deliver everyone to Silver City alive--and keep them alive once they're there."--Page  of cover.