From the back cover: "They faced the scalpers...the desert...and the love they all had for the same man! Patrick O'Shea-with gold-flame hair and eyes the color of a storm, a man as bold, as brave as any who tamed the wild land, but as gentle as the breeze that stirred the heather of his native Ireland.
The valiant women: Socorro-a Spanish madonna who brought water to parched lips and balm to burned skin. But to Patrick O'Shea, she gave the reason to live. Tjuni-sullen, sensuous, the sole survivor of a peaceful band, who gave her rescuer a gratitude that ripened into passion. Talitha-a child-woman. She loved her foster father with far more than filial devotion."