Patrick McLendon Was Dead . . . He himself declared it so, resurrecting himself in a new life as Stone, infamous Mississippi River pirate. But even with a price on his head and a cache full of broken dreams, he could not shut out the memory of his promise to Catherine Caden, a promise he could never keep!
Catherine Caden Was Impulsive . . . She'd braved the dangers of the Mississippi and Louisiana swamps -- all in pursuit of love. And found herself drawn into fulfilling an ancient and frightening Natchez prophecy, one that could rip her from the side of her beloved Patrick . . . forever!