A very good read although it did slow a bit when Coyle was explaining the different character plots and nuances of these characters which is understandable. The book seemed as if it transported you back to the civil war through these two brothers. While all the while I was sitting on the edge of my chair hoping neither would be killed!
Two fiercely loyal brothers, sons of a wealthy New Jersey businessman, have protected each other from their father's tyrannical behavior. Now they find themselves embroiled in a painful rivalry over a woman as they also find themselves fighting on opposite sides of the Civil War
Very wonderful story of the U.S. Civil War. Historically accurate. I was not to thrilled with the ending as Mr. Coyle kind of left it unfinished. Otherwise, it was a book I very much enjoyed and just could not put down.
From the cover...Haunted by the terrible secret of their youth, James and Kevin Bannon, sons of a prosperous New Jersey businessman, are bound by blood but divided by war. James marches with the hastily formed Company J, 4th Virginia Volunteer Infantry, known as the "Lexington Defenders." Kevin enters the struggle as a lieutenant in the 2nd Regiment, New Jersey militia-two reluctant warriors on opposite sides of a violent abyss. Drawing solace from the women they love, the brothers are swept up in a bloody whirlwind, hurling toward on of the most unforgettable climaxes in contemporary fiction.