In 1858 Texas, people are violently divided over a law that makes it a crime to help runaway slaves. Caleb isn?t sure how he feels. When an escaped slave saves his life, Caleb knows he has a debt to repay. But should he break the law and risk his life to help two slaves escape? ?Fast paced and filled with details that illuminate a less well-known escape route than the Underground Railroad.? -- School Library Journal G. Clifton Wisler is the author of many books of historical fiction for young adults, including Mr. Lincoln?s Drummer and Jericho?s Journey (both Lodestar and Puffin). He lives in Plano, Texas.
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