"Flatboat pilots Eli McBee and Seth Booker left the rough-and-tumble life of the great Mississippi River to seek their fortunes out west. Drawn by the promise of an unspoiled paradise, they headed across the High Plains and into the uncharted wilderness, their sights set on the rich, fur-trapping lands along the banks of the Red River. But as they navigated its treacherous currents, penetrating the domain of the fierce Kiowa, Seth and Eli learned why the Red River ran the color of blood. They came looking for peace, but found danger instead--whether in the heat of battle with a Kiowa warrior...or the heat of passion with a beautiful Kiowa woman. It was not paradise, but for better or worse, it was their home."