Baker & Taylor Seventeen-year-old Robert Glover finds himself in danger, and charged as a spy, as he heads south to help his estranged mother during the Civil War.
Robert Glover is now seventeen years old and the Civil War has begun. Robert unwittingly becomes a pawn of a Confederate escape plan. Angry and ashamed, he works his way south, only to discover that his mother has become mentally unstable. Sherman’s march of destruction through the Carolinas promises to bring Union troops directly to their door. Robert must come to terms with his mother and his own responsibilities before God.
The bonds linking family and the lines separating enemies have become very blurry for 17-year-old Robert. With his father away fighting for the Union, Robert must decide to act alone in order to help his ailing mother, extricate his injured Confederate Uncle, and bring relief to his cousin, Emily. When he unwittingly gets entangled in a Confederate escape plot, Robert must forge his anger and shame into a new determination to save his family. And, perhaps, he must also realize that the saving might not be entirely up to him. Honor and duty to God and country aren’t as clear-cut as he hoped them to be.