Duke Cannon and Logan Webber were spies for the Confederacy. They discovered a Union General was buying guns and ammunition form a gun runner and pocketing the money. The gun runner was selling to both sides and rebels in other countries like Bolivia. duke and Logan were used as a patsy by the General, charged tried and convicted by the man that killed their partners in spying. They escaped while being transported and went on the lam. Becoming a gun for hire in a good sense, providing protection and assistance where evil seemed to be reigning. This story is what happened to them during the years they were running from the Military. They met Elizabeth and Marcus Chase on board a paddle Wheeler leaving Memphis and headed to New Orleans. They ended up going to the southern tip of Louisiana looking for a treasure buried by the pirate Jean Laffite. When they left, they had dover a million dollars in gold , silver, jewelry accumulated by three pirates and buried .k In getting away with their treasure . They used maxim Machine guns and killed twenty two men just to get back to a river boat to New Orleans. Romance abounds , when Marcus dies leaving a widow that became close to Duke. This transpires into several romantic interludes of wild and varied sexual desires. Their adventures include a trip up the Missouri River all the sway to Williston , North Dakota and a place known as the Bad Lands. there they experience what happens when Indians are riled and torture their captives. The era of this book is 1865, which includes slavery and the Civil War. there are violent deaths that have occurred, and even where people took the law into their own hands to include hanging, beatings, maiming, torture, and rape. If the reader ever wondered what it was like back then. This story describes those days and the people that lived through it. History is history and fictional people and stories block out the names of actual people and events.
Used availability for Elbert Alberson's River of Intrigue
November 2014 : USA Paperback
May 2015 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition