Joshua Buckalew has left behind the deserted battlefields that claimed his brother. The war with Mexico has cost him dear, but it has also given him a strong bond to the land and to the Mexican families who stood with him against the tyrannies of Santa Anna.
In the 1870s, former Texas Ranger Andy Pickard, now a restless farmer, drops his plow and straps on his guns when the local sheriff is murdered during a jailbreak. The dead sheriff, Tom Blessing, had been a father figure to Andy, who vows revenge for his killing. The escaped outlaw is Luther Cordell, a dangerous bank robber.
When a traveling theatrical troupe hires a ruthless killer to guide them through the Wyoming wilderness, King Mabry sets out to follow their trail and promises to save them, regardless of blizzards, Indians, and the wily guide himself.
Accompanied only by his prized Ferguson rifle, Ronan Chantry heads west into unknown territory, and discovers the extent of his courage when he draws the enmity of a man who will do anything and kill anyone for gold. Reissue.