In 1806 the ambitious and charismatic Aaron Burr is plotting treason against the young American republic. He devises a scandalous plan to carve out his own private empire by detaching the western states from the Union.
President Thomas Jefferson suspects Burr but needs evidence. Surrounded by political enemies, he turns to Flintlock Jones, a young but already famous Kentucky frontiersman. Enlisting the aid of a young naval officer, Lieutenant Jonathan Grove, Flintlock embarks on a perilous mission of epic proportions as he pursues Burr and the man's army of ruffians across the dark and bloody ground of Kentucky and down the deadly Natchez Trace.
But before Flintlock and Groves can stop Burr, the frontiersman is confronted by a ghost from his past, who has his own very personal mission: to kill Flintlock Jones.
AN UNFORGETTABLE NOVEL OF HIGH ADVENTURE IN THE EARLY DAYS OF THE UNITED STATES, WRITTEN BY THE ACCLAIMED AUTHOR OF THE BESTSELLING HIGH COUNTRY NOVELS.