After leaving home, and Lannie, his sister and brother, Trey - Race, somewhere along the line became one of the Forest Service's elite smoke jumpers.
He has a half interest in Deadwood's saloon, The Plugged Nickel.
We are told that he has been tom-catting around [of course until lately]. He is half-Chippewa Indian and full-time hell-raiser.
Then he mets a goody-two-shoes preacher's daughter who is a social worker heading up a self-help program for down-trodden women. Hannah Quinn does not know if she can enter the saloon.
In the course of events the women, Daughters of the New Moon, plan to have a sit-in in The Plugged Nickel to try to bring their gambling husbands to heel.
They are hauled off to jail. Race refuses to press charges.
Hannah becomes intrigued with Race when her dog, Critter races off to play in the lake with a nude Race. Race is determined to play around with Hannah with no commitments.
Well you know how it is, Hannah becomes a victim to her hormones after getting to know Race. Same oh, Same oh.
Race has been called away several time to fight fires in Montana and around until he finds out the South Dakota's Black Hills are on fire and Deadwood is threatened. Where is Hannah?
Hannah wonders a number of times if Race is shacked up with his former lover and partner, Vickie Potter.
Hannah wants to introduce Race the women at the New Moon Center and of course to Nettie Couteau, who had spent time in prison. A bit of a mystery here