I’ve been looking forward to this book for a long time. Once I get the next two books finished, this one is getting cracked right open. I love Steven’s style of writing.
When a series of bizarre murders take place in reconstruction era Memphis, former Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest is summoned to help solve matters. The occupying Union forces Commandant, General Michaels, sees members of his family killed in a fashion unique to a killer in Forrest’s cavalry brand, one William Hells. Nathan assures him Billy died in the war. However, when the Commandant’s brother is murdered, Billy is captured before Forrest’s own eyes. Confused over the implications that a man he buried still lives, Forrest finds some consolation in Hells execution…until Billy again strikes Michael’s kin at a whorehouse the next day. Again, Billy is shot dead and Michaels thinks his family safe. But he’s wrong. Billy returns again. For some, the war isn’t over and Hell walks on two legs. A story of revenge, courage and redemption, HELL BILLY treads on the borderlands of the human soul and what lies across the brink.