Hazard, Kentucky is the setting for this historical story enhanced with some fiction, amazingly well told by author Wayne Combs, the great grandson of Bad Tom Smith. “Bad Tom” Smith was a notorious and murderous character in the late 1800s and as a result of his misdeeds was hanged in the town of Jackson, Kentucky for all to see. Still, there is more to a man than his public reputation. Bad Tom Smith was also a family man. This fast paced and realistic book will fill the reader in on many little-known facts, yet told in a storytelling fashion for enjoyable reading. But watch out, many of Americans have roots in Kentucky. You might find your own ties to this infamous character.