From the back cover: Hide-and-tallow man Austin Virdian saw to it that ranchers who refused him and sold to the Army would never raise cattle again. A snake-eyed Yank, Viridian was raping Texas of what little the war had left. Until Colonel Goodnight's cattle drives started making headlines. Suddenly Viridian had a full-scale war on his hands and the sides were almost evenly matched. Viridian's army of trigger-happy gunslicks against Colonel Goodnight and the Lone Star State's own one-man army, Captain Dusty Fog.