Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Date: July 2009
Duration: 10 hours 43 minutes
In the summer of 1880, the mining boomtown of Leadville, Colorado, is being toured by Ulysses S. Grant, former president and Civil War general, probably with a view to investment in the town's silver mines. But there are those in town, and in his own retinue, who are tempted by visions of a different sort.As part owner of the Silver Queen Saloon, Inez Stannert has observed the ruination that comes from yielding to temptation. Still, that knowledge hasn't stopped her from striking a backroom deal with upscale brothel madam Frisco Flo'a deal that Inez wagers will make her financially independent. But she begins to have second thoughts when the body of one of Flo's women is discovered and when she learns of another silent business partner'one whose identity Flo refuses to divulge.