Finding War

Finding War

by Steve Bartholomew

Ira Beard came west to escape war., but the Civil War came to California.
Now War has found him. He’d hunted for Joaquin Murietta, the bandit. He found Joaquin’s head in a jar. Now he’s supposed to track down Confederate rebels stealing California gold. He’s become desperate because his wife Octavia found the rebels first, and now she’s a hostage.
Read the tale for yourself, and wonder.

Finding War includes a bonus short story, “The Case of Marten Oman,” from my book of short stories, The Survivor.

(Word count 51,000; ebook $4.99 USD; print $9.12)