Written by L. Ron Hubbard -- one of 50 Westerns that he wrote. The story takes place in Arizona in the years following the War Between the States. Jardine, 30 years old, clean cut, a crack shot, is drawn to Arizona to avenge the torture and death of his best friend who was ambushed there after striking a small fortune in gold.
Jardine's arrival stirs up a hornet's nest of trouble that brings him into the bad graces of Barbara Alan, whose father was one of the largest landholders in Arizona before the was murdered. Whoever killed Barbara's father now wants her ranch as well. And when Jardine takes on the task of single handedly getting her out of hte territory alive, while at the same time tracking the trail of his friend's killers, he may have just have saddled himself with one too many problems.
The book is read by Jeffrey Louis, a very famous character actor who has starred in over 100 motion pictures and television movies, including: Any Which Way You Can, Every Which Way But Loose, and High Plains Drifter (with Clint Eastwood), and Double Impact (with Jean Claude Van Damme, and The Man Without A Face (with Mel Gibson), just to name a few of the reader's accomplishments. If you saw his face, you'd recognize him immediately!.