ONE SECRET LEADS TO A FIGHT FOR SURVIVAL IN BOOK ONE OF AN ALL-NEW WESTERN SERIES FROM JEFFREY J. MARIOTTE.
When Union private Cody Cavanaugh is captured and sent to the Confederate prison at Camp Tattnall, he’s quickly befriended by Sean O’Meara. But O’Meara has a secret—a stash of stolen Confederate gold stashed in a safe location. When he realizes he won’t survive Tattnall and its sadistic commander, “Butcher” Crane, he tells Cody where the treasure is hidden, and elicits a promise to deliver it to O’Meara’s fiancée, Eleanor Perry.
At the war’s end, Cody retrieves the gold, but Eleanor—now Eleanor Bishop—proves hard to find. Her trail leads him across the continent to Pedregosa, in the Arizona Territory. A dozen years have passed, and Cody simply wants to deliver the gold and get started on his own life. But Pedregosa is in the grip of a war between miner and rancher factions, and Cody winds up in the middle of it. When he makes enemies of both sides, only his own hard-won skills and those of a few chosen allies can save his life and bring the war to an end. But that’s only if he can survive the lethal manipulations of Ethan Holm, who’s not the man he claims to be. And only Cody knows who he really is…
First in a series of three Cody Cavanaugh adventures!
Update: O’Meara’s Gold won the trophy for Best Action/Adventure Western Manuscript at the 2023 Wild Bunch Film Festival!