One woman holds the fate of the country in her hands. Can she allow her brother to die so that others might live?
Winner of the 2019 John Esten Cooke Award for Southern Ficiton
As the civil war grinds into its second year, a mysterious figure known only as The Lion of the South emerges from the shadows to rekindle the Confederacy's spirit of defiance.
Julia Dandridge returns to the Virginia home where she was raised, only to discover that the war has changed everything—and everyone—once dear to her.
With no one to turn to and nowhere to turn, Julia is caught in a tangled web of secrets and deception. The only way to save her beloved brother from the hangman's noose is to unmask the Lion—but who is he?
When she finally discovers the enigmatic hero's true identity, Julia sets off on a desperate journey to stop the vengeful plot she helped set in motion, determined to save the two men whose lives hang in the balance—and redeem herself from the deadly mistake she has made.
From award-winning author Jessica James comes another suspenseful historical fiction novel that will keep you turning pages.