The Scarlet Dove
by Mark Zero
Summer 1871: the worst storm in living memory is battering the remote border town of Tres Cruces, flooding rivers, snapping telegraph lines, wrecking the ferry. Only Diana Clayborn remains unafraid. Forced into prostitution as a girl, Diana feels that dying in a flood would be no worse than the nightmare of her life, so when a drifter asks her to help rob a bank, she feels she has nothing to lose.