Shanaco leave his New Mexico ranch on a quest to fulfill his Grandfather's dying wish: escort the people of a Comanche tribe to the reservation in Fort Sill. Once the tribe is settled, he expects to go home. But when they get to the Fort reservation, and hand over their weapons, they are shoved into pens like animals. A worm of a Colonel makes some really weak decisions with far-reaching repercussions for the Indians.
Maggie Bankhead came to the reservation to teach the Indians English. She has a deep respect for the Comanche, which soon earns the approval of Shanaco. Joining together, they fight for the rights of his people. But there is all sorts of lover of the Comanche - and different types of love - as Maggie soon discovers when the Colonel's daughter tries to make time with Shanaco. But he rejects her, making a bitter and spiteful enemy of her.
Ryan crafts a strong story that keeps the reader turning pages - even when that reader was originally expecting a braw Scots lad in the Highlands. Ah, a change of pace is always welcome.