Hellgate. The name strikes fear throughout Arizona Territory. Mason McCabe's nightmarish village huddles in an extinct volcano's crater. His business is stolen goods and stolen women. All criminals welcome. An outlaw, Caleb Connor, is protecting the captive Rose LaBelle, but her life is endangered when McCabe takes a personal interest in her. Rose fights the horrors of Hellgate while her Aunt Mary Alice, at her home in Prescott, the territorial capital, struggles with her own bondage to laudanum, alcohol, and morphine. Hellgate is a fast-paced story filled with realistic characters and historic details. The gothic darkness of Hellgate juxtaposed with the civilized territorial capital provides the perfect backdrop for this story of courage, redemption, and triumph over despair.