She was a half-breed, conceived in horor. She was Indian-raised, taught the ways of the western tribes. Destined to be the sole survivor of a doomed race, she would walk among the enemies of her people.
She was Auna-yi, Fire Woman, known to the white man as Fanny Bitler, a woman with a secret vision and a scarlet past. From dust-choked cow towns to the murky gambling halls of Reno, she would earn her fortune with the sweet skills of love.
But her heart remained with the man named William True Bear McCain in a place called Upper Eden. There, the last of the Red Warriors would fight for their sacred mountain; there Fire Woman would one day return to take a final vengeance when the earth boiled with a flame as hot and bright as the passion within her soul.