From the back cover: Dorsey Caine is Raven's Hardcase Foreman of the vast Elk Track Ranch on Crazy Mountain. He was his boss' accomplice in ruthless double-dealing during the Civil War, so he shares Raven's urgency to silence possible witnesses. On a dark, snowy Montana night, Sam Dodd's son David is riding with one of Raven's targets when Caine bushwhacks them. Ex-Sheriff Sam knows who ordered the ambush, but he'll have to cross a continent to prove it.
Worse yet, Sam's critically injured son has fallen in love with beautiful, pampered, two-timing Deborah Dills. While she talks marriage with David Dodd, Sam finds that she is secretly planning a gala wedding with Colonel Raven's braggart son J.D. Should Sam tell David that the clan who tried to kill him are about to break his heart?
Should the retired lawman retreat to the quiet safety of his Colorado ranch, or should he stay in Big Timber to defend his son? If he stays and fights, can he expose the Ravens' treachery before they destroy everyone he loves? Sam knows he has no real choice. He must staunch the evil that is spreading from the shadows of Crazy Mountain.
307 pages, includes a one-page introduction.