Kit McQueen nearly died in Spanish-held Florida, but with the help of a brash Irish adventurer he made his way north. Now he wants nothing more than to live in peace with his family. But the War of 1812 is raging all around him, and no McQueen can refuse his country's call. To help turn the tide of war, he accepts a mission: to capture or kill the adventurer-turned-traitor who saved his life. Tracking his quarry to the Alabama Territory, McQueen finds more than he bargained for: a Creek-Choctaw war, ragtag American patriot bands, a beautiful Choctaw woman with the green eyes of an Irish lass - a man he once called friend is now his bitterest enemy.