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In the wake of family tragedy, Indiana farmer Thompson Grey takes to the Santa Fe Trail in a beautifully scripted, spare and powerful story of relationships, human frailties, and ultimately, redemption. Winner of the 2014 WWA Spur Award for Best Western Traditional Novel the Chaucer Award in the Western Category In spring of 1858 Thompson Grey, a young farmer, travels to his fathers estate seeking funds to expand his holdings. Far overstaying his visit, he returns home to find that his absence has contributed to a devastating family tragedy. Haunted by remorse, Thompson abandons his farm and begins a westward exile in the attempt to outpace his grief.Unwittingly, he finds himself at journeys end in the one place where his strongest temptations are able to over take him and once again put him to the test.

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