Augustus Cain is a man with his back against the wall. A war-scarred wanderer, he faces a past he wants to forget, a present without prospect or fortune, and an uncertain future marred by the loss of his most prized possession, his horse, which he has carelessly gambled away.
But he is not without skill - he has an uncanny, if unwelcome, ability to track the most elusive runaway slaves. And to repay a debt and keep his horse, he must head north from Virginia and retrieve a runaway named Rosetta.
When he eventually runs Rosetta to ground in Boston, Cain discovers she carries a secret and the size of the bounty on her head begins to make more sense. Fleeing the northern states pursued by a posse of Unionists, Cain finds himself increasingly drawn to Rosetta and starts to wonder if his five hundred dollar fee, if any fee, could ever be enough to return her to her master.
Set against the backdrop of a nation preparing to tear itself apart, Soul Catcher is the story of an unforgettable journey, one of hardship and redemption, an odyssey that will change the travellers forever.
About the Author
Michael C. White is the author of A Brother's Blood , which was a New York Times Book Review Notable Book; The Blind Side of the Heart , an Alternate Book-of-the-Month Club selection; A Dream of Wolves and The Garden of Martyrs . He splits his time between Massachusetts and Boothbay Harbor, Maine.
Number Of Pages: 418
Published: 4th October 2007
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6