Publication: G Putnam's Sons, 1994, New York
First edition. Author's first novel. Fine in dust jacket. It is 1858 in the desert of New Mexico. Nat Swanson is a fugitive riding westward from Texas where he killed a man. Fleeing three pursuers intent on revenge, Nat stumbles upon two wagons full of children being shepherded by three nuns. They have been attacked by Apaches. The oldest of the nuns, Sister St. Agnes, believes Swanson has been sent by God to rescue them. Nat knows that there's little chance of accomplishing that yet he stays with them, knowing full well that the Apaches will return.
Inventory Number: 45288