From the best-selling chroniclers of the American West comes a riveting new chapter in the epic Buckhorn saga – the legendary adventures of a young gun-for-hire with Indian blood, a lightning-fast trigger, and his own special brand of justice….
When a wealthy cattle baroness hires Joe Buckhorn to track down her son, it sounds like easy money. But when he learns that the boy has run off with a girl – whose father is the leader of the cattle-rustling Riley clan – Buckhorn’s only hope is to infiltrate the gang. Gain their trust. Live the outlaw life, even at the risk of death. There’s just one problem: there’s more than one gang. The Riley girl may have stolen a runaway boy’s heart but the other gangs are stealing the baroness’s cattle. Which puts Buckhorn in the middle of a violent, bloodsoaked range war. If he chooses the wrong side, he’s as good as dead…but if he follows his gut and lives, there’s going to be the darkest kind of hell to pay.