Benedetta Carlessimo is no stranger to hardship. Ever since her mother died, the sixteen-year-old Italian girl has cared for her rambunctious younger siblings without complaint. Then World War II arrives on her doorstep, leaving her face-to-face with the most terrible evil she has ever witnessed.
"It was... OK"
Mike Tower is a circuit rider, a traveling preacher charged with tending the lawless souls of the Wild West. Utterly fearless, he carries no gun, only the word of the Lord - and the shadowy mystery of a secret past. Sharpshooting, hard-drinking Bird Hitchcock yields to no man, but a woman's gotta work. And so she hires herself out as the circuit rider's gun hand, protecting him along the treacherous trail from Missouri westward. As they ride, a new mission rises out of the dust of the sin-soaked land.
In the follow-up to The Circuit Rider, award-winning writer Dani Amore returns to the dangerous world of enigmatic itinerant preacher Mike Tower and his trusty right-hand woman, the gun-slinger Bird Hitchcock. Tower is sent to booming Big River, Wyoming, where a young preacher has been viciously murdered, his crucified body left in a small valley known as Killer’s Draw. When Tower and Bird arrive, it quickly becomes obvious that no one wants to talk about the murder.