War was in the air. Southern sons were being called to defend their heritage, their way of life. Aaron Richardson could not answer that call. The son of a slave owner, Aaron was born to privilege on Calla, a beautiful plantation nestled into the rolling hills of Tennessee, but Aaron rejected both privilege and slavery. Fighting for the south, as his father demanded, was not something he could do. Aaron did not believe one man should own another. But fighting against his home, his friends and family? He struggled with his conscience as he roamed the north, avoiding a conflict he believed was wrong. But the turbulent events of the time swept him into the war and changed his life forever. When the war was over, his personal war continued to rage until he had one final chance to save his life and his future.