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Dreadful SkinI ducked into a niche between a cabin and the pilot house and hiked my skirt up enough to reach down into my garter holster. Ive heard it said that God made all men, but Samuel Colt made all men equal. Wed see what Mr. Colt could doMoreDreadful SkinI ducked into a niche between a cabin and the pilot house and hiked my skirt up enough to reach down into my garter holster. Ive heard it said that God made all men, but Samuel Colt made all men equal. Wed see what Mr. Colt could do for a woman.* * * * *Jack Gabert went to India to serve his Queen. He returned to London a violently changed man, infected with an unnatural sickness that altered his body and warped his mind.Eileen Callaghan left an Irish convent with a revolver and a secret. She knows everything and nothing about Jacks curse, but she cannot rest until hes caught. His soul cannot be saved. It can only be returned to God.In the years following the American Civil War, the nun and unnatural creature stalk one another across the United States. Their dangerous game of cat and mouse leads them along great rivers, across dusty plains, and into the no mans land of the unmarked western territories.Here are three tales of the hunt. Reader, take this volume and follow these tormented souls. Learn what you can from their struggle against each other, against God, and against themselves.Those Who Went There Remain There StillHeaster Wharton is dead, and his passing might mean an end to hostilities between the Manders and the Coys. If the the elderly patriarch showed the kindness and foresight to split his land cleanly between his feuding descendants, then a truce could be arranged.But his final request is a strange one, delivered across the country to the straggling remnants of his tribe. Representatives from both families must visit a cave at the edge of his property in the hills of Kentucky. There, he promised, they would find his last will and testament.But theres more than paperwork waiting underground, as vindictive old Heaster was well aware.In 1775, Daniel Boone and a band of axe-wielding frontiersmen struggled to clear a path through the Cumberland Gap into the heart of Bluegrass country, and they did not work unopposed. Hounded and harried by an astonishing monster, the axe-men overcame the beast by sheer numbers and steel. They threw its body into a nearby cave.It was not dead.And now, it is not alone.Crippled and outraged, for 100 years something terrible has huddled underground, dreaming of meat and revenge. But its newest callers are heavily armed, skeptical of their instructions, and predisposed to violence.With their guns and their savage instincts, Heasters grandchildren will not make for easy pickings.