DRUMMER BOY ON THE RUN is a story centered around the life of young James Beverley. His legendary 2nd Florida Regiment, a part of Lee’s Army, has just given up at Appomattox. For the Rebel soldiers, though, everything begins and ends with pride in their land.
In James’ long march home, he meets Sally Stanard, a displaced nurse from Virginia. “Pappy” Tuttle is an aged soldier likewise now trying to find his place in a devastated South. They, along with James’ younger brother Henry, unwittingly become part of an elaborate scheme to hide Richmond’s gold and silver. To this day, uncertainty remains about the treasure’s final whereabouts as it crossed into Florida in May of 1865. Can the group outfox Union search parties, bandits, spies, and Confederate double-crossers? If so, they will become part of arguably the greatest wagon train exploit ever.
Mesmerized as a child by elder’s stories of the Civil War, award-winning author and fifth-generation Floridian Erwin Wunderlich pens yet another novel about this tragic conflict. Authentic locales and settings, and relentless action and suspense, set the stage for treasure and treachery in his new thriller!