Orphaned at an early age and cheated out of his rightful inheritance, a young man seeks his fortune in a Texas settlement. He eventually courts and marries the daughter of a wealthy Mexican rancher, joining their powerful family despite his being an anglo. But when a Comanche warrior swears vengeance against both the Mexican and white settlers for crimes against his people, a clash of cultures begins. And two men will wage war to see that their culture survives. This is a well-crafted, gripping novel from a gifted storyteller who brings Texas history to life with a tale rich and adventure and high emotions."