It’s 1865 and the railroad is quickly uniting the once-divided United States. The railroad’s arrival in any town promises untold economic booms. For Clara Dorsey and the town her grandfather founded, it might just be the lifeblood the ailing town has been looking for.
But there’s a problem.
After 5 years on the run, the man who killed her father and sister returns, threatening to once again destroy everything Clara holds dear.
Set against the backdrop of the railroad wars, Fortune’s Flame will have you questioning who to root for in this no-holds-barred tale of the wild west.
Eighteen-year-old Sadie Sauer has always had “a good relationship with death.” When she was six, a boy from her school was kidnapped and found dead. Then her mother died, followed three years later by her father. To get a fresh start, Sadie moves across country to a small Montana town, where she thinks death won’t follow. She’s wrong.
A day after arriving in Carey, Montana, Sadie finds the body of a missing girl. While struggling to fit in, crushing on the cute ranch hand, and deflecting insults from a manipulative coworker, Sadie becomes obsessed with finding the girl’s killer. What she uncovers instead will tear the town apart and reveal its darkest secrets.