In this sequel to The Devil’s Highway, Zeb and Hanna continue their desperate search to reunite with their families, facing all the dangers of the Natchez Trace. When the two young pioneers end up head-to-head with the sinister Mason gang, Hannah boldly uses her quick wits and ingenuity to protect her family, Zeb, and herself from the evil sergeant and the angry widows of the infamous gang. Meanwhile, Zeb finds life in Natchez Under-the-Hill just as perilous as he fights desperately to stay alive on the streets, only to find himself locked up in jail, seemingly farther than ever from finding his beloved grandfather. Will Zeb find his grandfather? Can Hannah and Zeb survive the many dangers of the Natchez Trace and somehow return home?