Dave Nash was a drifter, not a talker. But if you cowpunched for a man, you fought for him, too-like it or not. Even if that man was a bragging fool like Walt Shipley. Shipley had dared Signal Bench's biggest ranchers to stop him from bringing in sheep. And when Frank Ivey took up the dare with fists and firepower, Nash stuck. It wasn't just a matter of loyalty. It was something about the lust for vengeance in Shipley's woman that make Nash throw in for a certain massacre.