From the Western's cover: Alexander Campbell though he'd left lawmen behind when he left Scotland, yet already the law was on his trail. As an apprentice, he had killed the man who had threatened his family. Escaping across the ocean, he arrives in America only to defy the law of his new land by helping a runaway slave.
A young fugitive, he heads west, dogged by trouble and misfortune. Campbell's luck finally turns when he stumbles on Caleb Finch and Ethan Sharp high in the Rocky Mountains, and the two trappers teach him their rugged, raucous ways. But when, in the heat of battle, Campbell kills the son of a Blackfoot leader and is captured in revenge, not even Finch and Sharp can reckon on their friend's survival. Campbell's life now depends on how well he's learned the harsh, dangerous lessons that are the mark of a true mountain man.