After fatally shooting the Confederate sharpshooter who killed his best friend, Zach Harkin's sense of revenge changes to deep remorse when he views the dead man's diary and photo. Haunted, suffering from post-traumatic stress, and unable to serve, he is mustered out of service. With scant information, he begins an epic journey to search for the dead man's family. He is captured, imprisoned, tortured, and thoroughly tested as a human being, and after escaping, he never expects to find love in the war-ravaged South.
"Scarred is a great novel!"
Before the Civil War had even begun, these young men, Zach and Luke, had already crossed paths while fishing in eastern Tennessee. After they parted ways, they never expected to later be pitted against each other in war - but, when Zach joined the Northern cause and Luke joined the Southern, that's exactly what happened. On the battlefields, each boy learns invaluable lessons about himself, and both contribute to the outcome of battles and, ultimately, to the war.