The Civil War exploded upon America, tearing jagged wounds throughout society’s fabric. Two Kentucky boys that grew up like brothers have now squared off against one another over the fate of the nation. The aspiring lawyer joins a Virginia cavalry regiment after Manassas, quickly learning the skills of soldiering and war, creating an efficient warrior … a killer, but with attendant cost upon his soul.
The apprentice surveyor joins the Federal infantry once Kentucky’s valiant attempt at brokering neutrality is shattered. In his quest to support Lincoln’s efforts to save the Union, the soldier in blue quickly proves his military value as a mapmaker. His star rises, taking him east, where he meets an enchanting, yet mysterious Virginian young lady. Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation, a complete departure from persistent campaign promises, stuns the young officer, forcing a decision that propels him down a path towards danger and adventure
|The sequel to Tiers of War finds two friends Thomas Russell and Geoff Tucker still embroiled in the bloody Civil War. Lincoln ran roughshod over the Constitution in issuing the Emancipation Proclamation, creating public outrage and desertion in the Union ranks. Lieutenant Thomas left the Union army to join Mosby’s rangers, but must first gain the trust if he is to remain close to a beautiful Confederate spy, the love of his life.
Geoff Tucker fights Yankees and insatiable demons of narcotic and alcohol addiction, tested further by the nightly specters of the lives and souls he took in war over the years, with increasing calloused indifference. Can a young man, once with such promise and privilege, be able to make peace with himself and return to the man of his upbringing? Come along for the journey as the young men from Kentucky stir up new adventure, and collide with dangers from their past. Mount up!