When Zekial Broome stops a sadistic slave chaser, Grissum McCord, from whipping his captive, he and the girl have no choice but to flee west into the untamed lands of the wild frontier. If they can make it to the Green River country, no one will ever find them.
What they don't count on is McCord. With a five-hundred-dollar bounty at stake and revenge in his heart, he'll follow them to hell and back, for as long as it takes. He’s murdered before, but the revenge he plans for the buckskin-clad Broome would make a strong man quail.
Zekial and Tilly are forced to keep running, always looking over their shoulders, until they have no choice but to find a place to make their stand. No matter what happens, they'll both be changed forever... but will they find the peace they seek to get on with their lives?
Non-stop action, life and death struggles, triumph and despair fill the pages of what may very well be the best yarn yet from the pen of legendary author Dusty Richards.
DUSTY RICHARDS grew up riding horses and watching his western heroes on the big screen. He even wrote book reports for his classmates, making up westerns since English teachers didn’t read that kind of book. His mother, though, didn’t want him to be a cowboy, so he went to college, then worked for Tyson Foods and auctioned cattle when he wasn’t an anchor on television.
His lifelong dream, though, was to write the novels he loved. He sat on the stoop of Zane Grey’s cabin and promised he’d one day get published, as well. In 1992, that promise became a reality when his first book, Noble’s Way, hit the shelves. In the years since, he’s published over 160 more, winning nearly every major award for western literature along the way. His 150th novel, The Mustanger and the Lady, was adapted for the silver screen and released as the motion picture Painted Woman in 2017. In a review for the movie, True West magazine proclaimed Dusty “the greatest living western fiction writer alive.”
Sadly, Dusty passed away in early 2018, leaving behind a legion of fans and a legacy of great western writing that will live on for generations.