NP, 2022. Print-on-demand. Paperback. 314pp. (historical fiction) Excitement builds across the nation in 1869 as the Union and Central Pacific Rail Roads begin the final push to build through Utah Territory. Brigham Young, the Mormon prophet, does not share in the jubilation. As the engineering challenge of the century draws to a close, he feels swindled out of a rail route to Salt Lake City. His disappointment inadvertently stokes up the wrath of Porter Rockwell and a murderous band of vigilantes known as the Danites who vow to make his wishes a reality.
In the town of Apostle, newly-elected sheriff Eli Calhoun has a keen interest in the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad. Learning about the Danite plot to halt the project and terrorize the track laying crews, he and a hastily-chosen band of deputies decide to take matters into their own hands.
With Utah’s isolation coming to an end, a battle between Mormon dominance and gentile influence threatens to rock the desert theocracy. As time runs closer at each mile of track, the victor will only be decided by the driving of a single golden spike at Promontory Summit. Eli must outsmart, outrun, and outshoot Porter Rockwell and his Danite minions if he hopes to see the railroad to completion and protect his home. New. Item #35967