Spur Award-winning AuthorIn the final days of the War Between the States, Union Scout Royal Smith witnesses a clandestine meeting between a Confederate officer and a Union general. He could not hear what was said at the meeting he had witnessed and it had become only a vague notation in an official company record book. It had almost been forgotten by Smith until brought forcibly back to life again on a ranch in Colorado. Filled with mystery, danger, and drama, Stephen Overholser creat a Western story told with gripping suspense.Stephen Overholser was born in Bend, Oregon, the middle son of Western author, Wayne D. Overholser. Following his departure from Colorado State College, he was drafted and served in the U.S. Army in Vietnam. His first novel, A Hanging in Sweetwater, published in 1974, won a Spur Award from Western Writers of America. He lives in Boulder, Colorado.