|Jason Manning, Writer||
Lawlessness runs rampant in Missouri due to outlaws who are still killing for the dead Confederate cause. The worst gang operates in Cass County -- farmers and store clerks by day, bandits and butchers by night. One of this gang has been captured, and the Attorney general wants Clay to be the presiding judge at what could be a violent murder trial.
But to do his job, Clay must deal with ghosts of his own past, because the leader of the Cass County gang us Hadley Fourcade -- and he and Clay have been trying to kill each other for fifteen years.
1992 by Harper Paperbacks
Harper Paperbacks (New York)
The 6th book in The Judge series.
Contains lengthy flashbacks describing Torn's experiences during the Civil War.