Jed Harker wishes for nothing more than to mind his own business while travelling north to Kansas. In the summer of 1861 though, men and women were taking sides all across the United States and Harker finds himself compelled to declare where he stands on slavery. The result is that he finds himself fleeing through the Indian Nations; helping a family of escaping slaves to freedom. With war about to break out, it will be a race against time for Harker and his wards, as they become embroiled in the opening shots of the War Between the States.
Simon Webb, who lives on the outskirts of London, is the author of more than thirty westerns, published under both his own name and also a number of pseudonyms; for example Brent Larssen, Harriet Cade and Fenton Sadler. In addition to westerns, he has written many non-fiction books, chiefly on the subjects of social history and education.