With his dying breath, Rebecca Susan Bennett's father had
sworn her to rescue her twin sister Amy---an Indian captive-
--or kill her!
It was an oath which would lead Rebecca into the wilds of
Montana Territory in the aftermath of the Custer massacre,
scouring the high plains on a search that seemed futile, at
best, a journey fraught with danger and plagued by enemies--
-not the least of them her inner turmoil at having promised
in the first place. Rebecca might find Amy---but if it came
to that---could she really kill her own sister? Her twin?
"You might be keeping that promise on your own death bed,"
was the reaction from Lucas Swallow, who had agreed to help
Rebecca, but whose private, hidden agenda threw up
complications at every turn. Her growing attraction to this
enigmatic, mysterious man only complicated things further.
Far easier to fathom the logic of a sadistic outlaw band
who saw both sisters as the key to their father's legendary
lost gold mine.
For the gently-reared Rebecca, the very land she traveled
was an enemy; she hated and feared the west for its
rawness, its violence. But she refused to let her fears
defeat her. She began her search as an innocent idealist, a
pacifist. She ended it as Une femme aux cheveux couleur
du soleil couchant, qui vainct ses ennemis grâce à un fusil
sans balles---Sunset woman who defeats her enemies with
an empty rifle.
And in the process, Rebecca found not only her sister, but