The Sundown Rider Series
Carl Novak returned to the Texas hill country after fighting in the Civil War to resume his life as a farmer with his wife and three children. One day, when returning from an overnight trip, he finds his home burned to the ground and his wife and sons murdered. His young daughter escaped the slaughter by hiding in the fields. She's so traumatized that she refuses to speak. Carl has one clue: a group of strangers has just left town. One man had a tattoo of a scorpion on his hand and one man was missing two fingers. Carl is determined to track them and exact his revenge.