'A steamer trunk and a baby girl are found with a note attached to her blanket, "Alice May Susan, born on the Summer Solstice, 1921. Look after her and she'll look after you." The Hopkins family adopts Alice, storing the trunk in the attic - Alice only succeeds in opening it on her 16th birthday. It contains a rifle, pistols, ammunition, a white dress, and a star badge that shines when she touches it' (J. A. Kaszuba Locke, www.bookloons.com). A blending of the wild west with the rise of a Hitler-like demagogue.