Thomas McCague retired from a 32 year career at IBM in 2008 and became a seasonal worker (real bearded Santa) which is a lot more fun. He decided to dust off a novel he wrote and shelved several years ago. He majored in history at Oglethorpe University in Atlanta, Georgia while working fulltime at IBM. This novel was a result of an independent historical research paper he authored while studying at Oglethorpe. He and his wife are both avid travelers in the U.S. and abroad. They love to get lost and don't spend much time in the typical tourist spots. He currently lives in Sharpsburg, Georgia (where's that?) with his beautiful wife Deborah and their senile cat Ozzie.
A rousing tale of half-brothers, Reuben and Thaddeus Flack, who set out to deliver a flatboat full of local Kentucky goods to the market in New Orleans in the new Louisiana Territory. They find high adventure on the great river road, when the nation was young, life was anything but easy and the west extended little beyond the Mississippi River. Making one narrow escape after another along the way.