This is the seventh book in S. Thomas Bailey's Gauntlet Runner historical novel series.
Jacob Murray finally has what he wanted…almost. He is still tired from a war that has dragged on close to seven years. He finally has Maggie by his side, only as fate has it, heartbreak is always around the corner.
The French are desperate as well. Hope is fading after losing their prized walled city. Now the unforgiving Canadian winter stands in their way. The river connecting them to France will sit frozen for the next six months, keeping them in their winter quarters until the spring thaw.
Winter in 1760 Quebec City is wrought with death, disease and depleted food supplies. The victorious British garrison is burdened with repairing a bombed city, weakened defenses and a local population who despise their presence. The threat of a French counterattack looms, yet running out of fire wood is a far more serious fate.
Trapped in a city with no hope, no food and an enemy bent on liberating it from British hands. Trapped by snow and ice in one of the most inhospitable places on earth and trapped by his responsibilities. Jacob prays for a quick end to the war so he can finally return home with his family. A traitor, the vengeful French army and personal tragedy complicates his efforts but Jacob Murray is determined to make his Last Run.
Paperback, 2017, 6 x 9”, 426 pages, $29.99
First six books:
• The Gauntlet Runner
• Shades of Death: The Gauntlet Runner II
• Forest Sentinels: The Gauntlet Runner Book III
• Blood Lines: The Gauntlet Runner Book IV
• Heights of Hell: The Gauntlet Runner Book V
• Blind Faith: The Gauntlet Runner Book VI