The Bells of El Diablo by Peter Brandvold
As the Civil War rages through the South, two men take fate into their own hands as fortune hunters, venturing into Mexico where the sacred Bells of El Diablo, forged of pure gold, are said to be buried…
The son of a wealthy plantation owner, Confederate Lieutenant James Dunn is young, brash, and a fierce fighter. But during a guerilla mission in the north Georgia mountains, he learns first-hand how horrific and destructive the war really is. Having lost his taste for bloodshed after a brutal act on a night-cloaked bridge, he goes AWOL…and he isn’t alone.
Crosseye Reeves, a former sharecropper on the Dunn plantation, was there to witness James’ moment of horror. And he’s had his own bellyful of war. Together, the men make for Denver, where a tale of treasure in Mexico gives them a new destination…perhaps even a new life.
“Brandvold’s writing is fast-paced yet so richly detailed you can smell the gun smoke and taste the dust. Not to be missed!”—Wayne D. Dundee