This is the fifth book in S. Thomas Bailey's Gauntlet Runner historical novel series.
In Heights of Hell, years of British led failures have taken its toll on Jacob Murray. Standing alone amidst the aftermath of yet another unfathomable defeat, his thoughts turn north to his wife Maggie and the perilous gulf of wilderness that stands between them.
He would pack his grief and exhaustion and head north with his son James, if not for the cruel unyielding attention of a British officer bent on his ruin. For the time being, he fights back his longing and bides his time while the trails slowly shed their winter cover and waits for an opportunity to present itself.
Meanwhile Maggie is forced to rely on the kindness of a French priest to keep safe while she still searches for her family. The sudden, chance arrival of three French brothers changes her course. She now entrusts her life to a stranger as they decide to head north.
Heights of Hell is a fast-paced story that plunges readers into the vast, unexplored forests of 1758 New York and the doomed defeat of another British army. Experience the courage of the Black Watch, the near death of the vaunted Robert Rogers and the raw emotion consuming both Jacob and Maggie as their paths seemingly moves them in the opposite direction.
Paperback, 440 pages, $29.99
Other books in the series:
• The Gauntlet Runner
• Shades of Death: The Gauntlet Runner II
• Forest Sentinels: The Gauntlet Runner Book III
• Blood Lines: The Gauntlet Runner Book IV
• Blind Faith: The Gauntlet Runner Book VI