From the back cover: "To the far frontiers of the Pacific Northwest fled the dreamers, like Kate Harrow. She was willing to lead a stage full of women on the hazardous journey through the Rockies, to challenge hairpin mountain trails and raging swollen rivers for the chance to make a new start in the rugged coastal mining camp of Seattle. But the greatest danger came from the Indian Red Feather and his band of renegade braves, and there was only one man worth a damn in Indian country, only one man who could safely escort Kate's stage: Scott Winslow, former U.S. Deputy Marshal. But unknown to Kate, Winslow's skills were endangered by his relentless vengeance hunt for a burtal killer.And Kate and Scott cannot escape the stalking treachery of Red Feather. For the renegade chief has a secret partner, a man the Indians call Crooked Face: a man who plans to betray his own people and has sworn that all those who hoped to find new lives in Seattle will find only savage death along the trail."