"About the Book Deserting to escape the horrors of the Indian wars two soldiers, Irish brothers, seek peace with the woman they love. Book Synopsis Dakota Territory, 1867. The O'Driscoll brothers have survived a Sioux massacre, but Michael is gravely wounded. The deserters are fleeing north with Tom's lover, Sara, when they come upon a sheltering rock by a river down off the Bozeman trail. If there is game here, they may survive the winter. But their attempts to find food and endure the savage winter are threatened by the arrival in their camp of two trappers, whose presence sets in motion a series of bloody events that will mark the trio as Outlaws, hunted by the Montana Vigilance Committee, their likenesses appearing on Wanted posters in settlements and mining camps along the trail. Enter any town, and they will have to shoot their way out. The rock and the river become their safe place, and when spring comes, their paradise. But the world seeks its way to them, and even in paradise human nature makes its own trouble. In this follow-up to his acclaimed novel, Wolves of Eden , Kevin McCarthy tells a story of three very human characters battling to survive in a vast, beautiful, and unforgiving landscape. From the Back Cover Praise for Wolves of Eden ""Kevin McCarthy shows himself to be an inspired explorer of history's lost and forgotten causes... Wolves of Eden is a war story, mystery and elegy--thrilling, unflinching and finely observed."" -- Ed O'Loughlin, author of the Giller Prize-shortlisted novel Minds of Winter ""Kevin McCarthy is a fresh voice, and a keen one. This Irish thriller writer has ventured boldly into a new continent and a new history...His new readers will be many. -- Larry McMurtry, author of The Last Kind Words Saloon ""When it comes to saturation-level historical authenticity--the sense of being there, alive and at large in the vanished past--I think Kevin McCarthy is in the company of masters like Patrick O'Brian and Hilary Mantel."" -- Stephen Harrigan, author of The Gates of the Alamo and A Friend of Mr. Lincoln Review Quotes A powerful account of survival at all costs in a world where might is right.--Declan Burke ""Irish Times"" [D]arkly suspenseful.--Alida Becker ""New York Times Book Review"" [A]s bloody and visceral as a Sam Peckinpah film....[A] solid revisionist western.-- ""Publishers Weekly"""