Stu Richel brings to life one of the most terrifying and infamous tales of the American Frontier. In 1846, thirty-three souls set out from Springfield, Massachusetts, in search of a new life out West. Instead, they discovered the limits of human compassion and endurance in the snowbound Sierra Nevadas. Commonly known as a tale of cannibalism and depravity, the trials of the party are seen in detail through the eyes of a lucky survivor in Mortal Decisions. Mr. Richel's vision casts new light on this story: a saga of impossible choices and defiant courage.