When a series of bizarre murders take place in reconstruction era Memphis, former Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest is summoned to help solve matters. The occupying Union forces Commandant, General Michaels, sees members of his family killed in a fashion unique to a killer in Forrest's cavalry brand, one William Hells. Nathan assures him Billy died in the war. However, when the Commandant's brother is murdered, Billy is captured before Forrest's own eyes. Confused over the implications that a man he buried still lives, Forrest finds some consolation in Hells execution...until Billy again strikes Michael's kin at a whorehouse the next day. Again, Billy is shot dead and Michaels thinks his family safe. But he's wrong. Billy returns again. For some, the war isn't over and Hell walks on two legs. A story of revenge, courage and redemption, HELL BILLY treads on the borderlands of the human soul and what lies across the brink.
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Steven Shrewsbury is definitely an author worth seeking out, if this horror novel set in Reconstruction era Memphis is any indication of his writing talent. The historical people & settings blend so well with the characters created just for this story that you wonder which is which, until the epilogue where he tells you. As I live in Memphis & have a passing familiarity with Nathan Bedford Forrest, a central person in this novel, I approached this book with high hopes. Those hopes were fulfilled. Well done, Steven Shrewsbury, well done!