Again Compton describes the struggles, hardships, and decisons that were faced during the early and late 1800's, of the many people who were traveling westward. Many were good folks, but there were some who would who would rob or kill for for the least thing. The seasoned Texas cowboys who were good to their word and not afraid to to defend what was right with out thinking twice. The Texas long horn cattle--stubborn and mean, but also would stampede at the slightest action. The immigrants who were green and unaware of the dangers of a new land. All this, Compton has written in an action packed series book describing a trail drive of the old west.