In this exciting new Ralph Compton Western, a young man must learn to lead if he and his friends are to survive against a band of outlaws.
Eugene Castor is back in California after a failed attempt to strike it rich in Colorado's silver mines, and the last thing he wants is to be recruited to join a manhunt. Castor, on the other hand, finds it impossible to refuse Marshal Arthur Adams, an old friend of his father's. Aside from that, the payoff is substantial. A gang of outlaws not only robbed Old Man Herbert, the town's richest man, but they also kidnapped his new wife!
Herbert's volatile son, the family's cold-eyed hired gun, a crack shot rancher with no time for a loser like Castor, and Geneva Harriot, the town's controversial lady doctor, make up the posse. The group comes across a traveling medicine show, a band of rowdy prospectors, and a whole lot of bloody trouble while on the hunt for the fugitives.
Castor begins to suspect that things are not as they appear as they race to catch up to the outlaws. Will he be able to trust himself enough to figure out what really happened after his previous failures?... Read More