New York Times bestselling
author of The Last Gunfight, Jeff
Guinn turns his eye for evocative detail and history to a sweeping novel of the
Old West, weaving a compelling tale of life in the Arizona Territory in 1872.
We’ve all got mistakes
in our past we’d rather forget.
Cash McLendon has always had an instinct for
self-preservation, one that was honed by an impoverished childhood and life
with an alcoholic father barely scraping by on the streets of Saint Louis in
1872. He’s always had a knack for finding and capitalizing on the slightest
opportunities, choosing the path of financial security over happiness or real
friends. He eventually builds himself up from a Saint Louis street urchin to
the son-in-law and heir apparent to industrial mogul Rupert Douglass. Though it
lacks passion, his life seems securely set: a wife, a career, property,
But when tragedy strikes, all of his plans and his entire
future dissolve in an instant. McLendon’s instinct for survival kicks in; he
flees Saint Louis, and Douglas assigns his enforcer, an ominous skull-cracker
with steel-toed boots, to track him down.
With nothing to lose, McLendon attempts to reconcile with an
old flame—a woman he was nearly engaged to but put aside in exchange for the
life now in shambles. He heard through the grapevine that she and her father moved
their dry-goods store out west, to a speck-on-the-map mining town named
Glorious, in the Arizona Territory. There, McLendon tries to win her back, and
in the process discovers a new way of life at the edge of the final American
frontier. But he can’t outrun his past forever … Download and start listening now!