Vendetta: A Novel of the Old West, by Ardath Mayhar (epub/Kindle/pdf)
When their parents, the owners and performers of the Gannelli Family Circus, are murdered by a Yankee Captain in rural Arkansas during the Civil War, young Gian-Carlo and his cousin Magda barely escape with their lives into the surrounding woods. From then on, they have only one purpose in life: a VENDETTA against the Union officer. Their cat-and-mouse game finally reaches its climax in East Texas. Will this be their final performance?