New Orleans native Francesca Dumas is a quadroon, courted by moneyed white men. She leads a sheltered life of elegant gowns and lavish balls until a bullet shatters her dream world. While awaiting arrival of the Union Navy atop a Mississippi River levee on April 25, 1862, Francesca's lover is shot dead, and Francesca vows revenge.
Bob Rogers, an IBMer for 33 years, is a former U.S. Army captain, a veteran of the Vietnam War, and a charter member of the Baltimore chapter of the 9th and 10th (Horse) Cavalry Assocation. He is the author of First Dark: A Buffalo Soldier's Story.
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