Mercenary by David M. Gaughran

New Orleans, 1891: Lee Christmas gets drunk and falls asleep at the throttle of his locomotive, plowing straight into an oncoming train. Blacklisted from the railroad and his marriage in tatters, he flees New Orleans on a steamer bound for the tropics.

In Honduras, he begins a quiet new life. But trouble has a way of finding Christmas. With unrest sweeping the countryside, he's kidnapped by bandits. Soon, he finds himself taking sides in an all-out civil war – as leader of the rebellion.

“Highly recommended to readers of adventure fiction and history, as well as anyone interested in American adventurism and meddling in Latin America.” – Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestselling author Michael Wallace.