Thunder at Dawn, 2016 Western Writers of America Spur finalist, and second in a trailblazing trilogy of the brave men and women who risked their lives to build a future in the heart of the American frontier.
Western Missouri. Former army scout Jack Gregory returns from battle to a homestead in ruins. A wanted man with no place to go, he chooses an even deadlier career – as scout for General George Armstrong Custer. Under a new name, Jack serves bravely in the Seventh Cavalry where is life is complicated by his growing friendship with Custer’s charming wife, Libbie. But soon Custer’s disastrous leadership ends in devastating slaughter and the Cheyenne nation rises up to defend its land and its people. Only a scout with Jack’s experience is skilled enough to infiltrate Cheyenne territory. Only an outcast with nothing to lose is crazy enough to take the job.
Warrior or peacemaker, friend or enemy, Jack Gregory is among the breed of courageous men and women who risked their lives for freedom, justice and a dream. Theirs is the story of America.