By Philip Nichols. This historically accurate novel aptly describes the story of the killing of Maj. James Wilson by the partisan Colonel Timothy Reves, in southeast Missouri in 1864, following the Battle of Pilot Knob. As the personalized and military conflict progressed in the region, Philip builds the tension between the two antagonists and then the duty minded Union officer and the zealous, partisan preacher finally meet. The actual killing and the events leading up and following actions have been studied by military and history scholars alike for years; all attempting to find the true story. A riveting read. $17.95 Soft-cover edition.