For his entire life, Willard Harrison envied Mrs. Rose Grenlauer, but never more than now. Willard lost his arm, his wife, and everything he owned to the Yankees.
Now the Yankees hold Memphis, and he can’t do anything. Except think of Mrs. Rose Grenlauer, who escaped with her valuables into the wilds of Tennessee.
Willard wants her valuables. Willard wants her life. And he means to get both.
Shortlisted for The Best American Mysteries in 2001.
“Kristine Kathryn Rusch’s crime stories are exceptional, both in plot and in style.”
—Ed Gorman, Mystery Scene Magazine