Hell's Bells is an 1851-1876 post-Civil War epic that focuses on Sara Johns, a gifted woman who was a victim of rape and abuse during her teens. Crow Dog and his Comanche tribe take Sara hostage; but after only seven months, they cast Sara and her mysterious doll aside fearing that they were Death Spirits. Years later, she becomes a Confederate campfire myth/legend, codenamed Black Horse, moving quietly around Washington, D.C. while appropriating secrets for General Lee. Her reputation spans the gamut between Confederate campfire trash and sheer elegance, between a deadly gunfighter and a perceptive business adversary. After twenty-five years alone, Sara falls in love with a wealthy and respected Arkansas rancher named Tierel Slaughter, an alias for Frank Cobb, a man with a psychotic predisposition, but he veils it brilliantly. Sara, Tierel, their friends and enemies, are destined to travel Crow Dog's Trail of Life ...and death, in this story of love, jealousy, and lies.
- Paperback | 488 pages
- 152.4 x 228.6 x 30.99mm | 816.46g
- 01 Mar 2009
- Morrisville, United States
- black & white illustrations