Lost in Yankee territory with no food, weapons, or horse, Will Jessup takes refuge in a barn. Injured and feverish, he buries himself in the hay and falls into a dreamless sleep. His slumber lasts right up until the screaming starts.

The Dupré siblings are in the worst trouble of their lives. With Josie on the floor unconscious or dead, and Caleb tied to a chair, Rachel and Libby stand back-to-back facing a large man with a saber who circles them like a hungry wolf as his men watch with eager interest. Just as they think they’ve all breathed their last, an avenging angel in Confederate gray bursts through the door and takes on all five intruders.

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