*Winner - 2017 Will Rogers Silver Medallion
*Winner 1st in category -2018 Laramie Award
For Gus O’Grady, thirteen years of fighting and killing as a soldier has taken its toll on him. Cheap whiskey has been his only escape from the demons that haunt his nights. But that escape has come with a heavy price. He’s lost his sergeant’s stripes and his good name, due mostly to a hard-nosed Lieutenant named Welch. How much should a man be expected to take? It’s tempting to desert and leave it all behind, but would life be any better? He’s about to find out.