Casey Wills and Johnnie Lester had traveled the West from the Rio Grande basin to the rimrock canyons of Montana. Theirs was a true cowboy's life, not the stuff of dime-store novels. A world were it didn't matter what you did in life so much as how you did it. This roundip could be their last. For as the tiny Western towns exploded with settlers, the drives were shuddering to a close. Casey was torn between the desire to put down roots and his love of cowpunching-going from one job to another in pursuit of something he couldn't quite pin down, something he called the Long Drift.