Jim R. Woolard’s classic frontier epic of a young man raised to survive any battle he might encounter in a wild, savage, untamed land . . .
Young Ethan Downer may not look old enough to shave, but he was raised by his father to survive a harsh, unsettled land crawling with enemies eager to spill his blood. When Ethan joins General St. Clair’s troops on a hard march toward Ohio’s Wabash River, his hardwon lessons will be put to the test like never before . . .
On a cold dawn in 1791, St. Clair’s exhausted army awakes to find itself surrounded by a well-planned Indian ambush. As the battle wages fiercely, the outcome is clear—there is no hope for survival. It’s a slaughter on a monumental level and only a desparate, futile plan might save a few lives. And Ethan Downer is unafraid to ride straight into the jaws of the enemy, guns blazing.