1858, Fort Gibson, Indian Territory. 2nd Lieutenant Dobey Walls meets and bonds with veteran Corporal Jimmy Melton. As the Civil War begins, they leave to join the 8th Texas Cavalry in Houston, then take part in the first and the final charges of the Army of Tennessee. Between those events, they ride with Nathan Bedford Forrest, play an honorable role in the Fort Pillow Massacre, harass Sherman with Shannon's Raiders, and visit the second best brothel in Atlanta.
A contemporary novel set in small town Texas following the relentless quest of Emma, a lawyer on the fast track to partnership in Houston's largest law firm, as she seeks to find who is to blame for(and more importantly to her, who will pay for) her stillborn, malformed infant. Jon, the laid-back, small town lawyer who is her adversary, seeks answers of his own while wooing his longtime sweetie, Sandy. The secret they discover threatens to destroy the fabric of all their lives.