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Returning home from the Civil War, the Traven brothers discover that their home has been ransacked. A ruthless band of Confederate guerrillas, led by holdout Colonel Ashford, are heading for Mexico where they plan to regroup in order to lead a new Confederate resurgence through the South. On their way, the rebels are looting and kidnapping women to sell for cold hard cash and among the captives are the Travens' sister and neighbor! The Travens are in hot pursuit but greatly outnumbered. It will take luck and a whole lot of skill to stop Ashford's band of renegades.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 20%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 30% Tone of story    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) Time/era of story:    -   american civil war period Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Western    -   Yes Story primarily about    -   fighting outlaws

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Texas

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Amount of dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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