ECHO SACKETT ...
Judging by the size of his stomach, he was a very important man.
–Echo Sackett in Ride the River, Ch 4
“How many are there? Of the Sacketts, I mean?”
“Nobody rightly knows, but even one Sackett is quite a few.”
–Echo Sackett in Ride the River, Ch 19
"Who the devil are you?"
"Not the devil, Mr. Sardust, but like him, I can open the gates to hell. I'm Echo Sackett. You ready to go?"
It is 1840 ...
Sixteen-year-old Echo Sackett had never been far from her Tennessee home —
until she made the long trek to Philadelphia to collect an inheritance.
Echo could take care of herself as well as any Sackett man, but James White, a sharp city lawyer,
figured that cheating the money from the young country girl would be like taking candy from a baby.
If he couldn't hoodwink Echo out of the cash, he'd just steal it from her outright. And if she put up a fight?
There were plenty of accidents that could happen to a country girl on her first trip to the big city or on the journey back to her home miles away in the wilderness.
But never bet against Echo Sackett.