"Silently Beats The Drum" is Book One of W R Benton's "The Drum Series". The book is about a conferate soldier named Jeb going off to war. He is wounded and is making his way back home to his love Nancy. Oh his way home, he is befriended by two slaves : Moses and Faye. He arrives to find Nancy pregnant by another man. Heart broken, Jeb and his two friends go up into the shining mountains. Read more about this book at: http://www.wrbenton.net