Lucy Russell seems the perfect southern belle, but she rode for rebel Irregulars after the fall of Vicksburg.
The war lost, she has one last mission: convince the Emperor of Mexico to enlist the unsurrendered die hard Confederate Iron Brigade.
That way Joe Shelby can keep them together to someday invade the United States and restore the Confederacy.
A chance meeting on a riverboat brings Lucy and Adam Reynolds together. But he has a mission of his own. A highly decorated Naval officer, his job is to insist Maximillian return to Europe. And, in addition, keep the Emperor from enlisting the Iron Brigade.
Fiercely attracted to each other, but bitterly divided by their memories of the war, Lucy and Adam each tug at Maximillian. Only one can succeed! Only one can win!