From the book cover:
"Con Vallian knew the best way to stay out of trouble was to mind his own business. Then he stopped for a cup of coffee at a stranger's campfire and found himself guiding a family of greenhorns across the prairie--fighting a pack of rustlers on one hand and some mighty unpredictable Indians on the other!"
A man called Vallian. They were nothing to him this family of greenhorns. Yet Vallian found himself involved with them. Easteners who dreamed of the pioneer life never expected to meet violence until they come up against a ruthless band of outlaws. Now Vallian knows he the McKaskel's best - and only hope - for survival.