Deep in the desert, an injured outlaw - heading for freedom in California - stumbles across the trapped survivors of an Apache ambush: three nuns and seven orphan children. Sister St Agnes is convinced that Nat Swanson has been sent by God to rescue them. Swanson is equally convinced that the best they can hope for is not to be taken alive. And for five gruesome days in the blazing heat and dust, faith will fight with humanity for the simple right to exist...
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The Times Literary Supplement
'Compelling... a powerful feat of storytelling.'