|Jason Manning, Writer||
A FRIEND INDEED
He's been a war hero, a right-hand man to President Andrew Jackson, and a Yankee congressman. But retired warhorse Timothy Barlow now leads an easier life on a sprawling Georgia plantation, married to a sweet, Southern belle. With his public service behind him, Barlow plans to stay put.
But trouble is brewing close to home . Mexico, Britain and France all have eyes on Texas, a land the young United States is aiming to make a state. The new president, James K. Polk, will need all the help he can get to plan for the impending Mexican-American War. So he calls together those same men who advised his predecessor, and Barlow will have to dust off his military gear for one last hurrah.
2004 by Jason Manning
Signet Books (New York)
A chance to write my version of the Mexican-American War. Concludes the Timothy Barlow trilogy that included The Fire-Eaters and The Long Hunters, all of them pretty fair historical novels, I thought. They paved the way for my next trilogy, featuring another Barlow, this time fighting Apaches forty years after the events described in War Lovers.