Every time a Benton is born, people should run for cover.!" Tom Benton feared no living thing. He loved danger and laughed at the impossible. He stole his wife from her husbend, his land from its legal owner. Not content wih lusty Sarah, he took a knife-slinging Cajun's daughter for a mistress. From the day in 1842 when Tom Benton arrives in the Red River Valley one jump ahead of a Texas posse bent on hanging him to the day in 1920 when his wife, Sarah, aged ninety-seven, dies peacefully in her rocker on the veranda of the plantation house at Broad Acres this is a book in the magnificent tradition of the American historical novel. In its tremendous span, readers will meet the richest cast of characters Frank Yerby has ever created.