The year is 1864. Sister Thomas Josephine is on her way from St Louis, Missouri, to Sacramento, California. During the course of her journey, however, she'll find that her faith requires her to take off her wimple and pick up a gun.
Amongst the frenzy and the greed of the Colorado silver mines, Sister Thomas Josephine finds that the murders she has been framed with are part of something larger and far more horrifying; the brainchild of a person whose obsession is too familiar to be coincidence. And what is worse, they know her weakness.
Finally nearing the end of her epic journey west, Sister Thomas Josephine finds her faith and her strength tested in unimaginable ways. But, with the help of some old friends and a few new, no low-down varmint stands a chance against her!
The newspapers have Sister Josephine pegged as dead, and Abraham Muir is set on drinking himself into an early grave, but when have you ever known the papers to print the truth?
Josephine’s ringer is lying in the dirt and she is one step closer to putting a stop to the bloodshed.
Enlisting Templeton, the newspaperman responsible for spreading the word, often times falsely about her antics, our nun has a plan to get close to the enigmatic powerhouse Windrose via his daughter.
All is not as it seems and turning full circle……..come back to old blue eyes and Lieutenant Carthy…..
Another jolly jape, another 50-odd pages closer to the end of the road.
Action, character, setting and pace – all present in abundance.
4 from 5
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