Can recovery from a brush with death lead to redemption?
The cattle wars of the West pushed people into treachery
The definitive edition.
• Features an extended biography of the life and experiences of Pearl Zane Grey
Jack Hare has come to the West to become a man. He soon finds out that life on the plains of Southern Utah is much wilder than advertised. After being rescued from the fringes of death by the patriarchal August Naab, Hare resolves to turn his life around.
“Have confidence in yourself and your gun, for you can kill him.”
At August Naab’s ranch, on his road to recovery, Hare is attracted to the exotic half-Navajo half-Spanish Mescal, Naab’s ward. There is a fight for her affection between Hare and Naab’s son Snap. Amidst the love triangle, encounters with wilderness cattle rustlers, led by the menacing Holderness, provides the danger and stirs the dust for a thrilling conflict.
When Holderness goes after Mescal, Hare gets involved in Naab’s war. The rustlers are threatening everyone and lack any moral high ground. Can Hare, Naab, and Snap win against all the odds before someone is killed?