In this thrilling novel from the bestselling Trail Drive Series, a rancher discovers how many times a man's luck can hold out.
Mitchell Newland learns that his herd of scrubby range cattle can fetch ten times their local price if driven to Montana after years of struggling to work a raw-patch ranch in the arid flatlands of Texas.
He makes a one-sided deal with the devil, neighboring rancher Corliss Bilks, to fund his cattle, men, and horses operation. Prairie fires, stampedes, flooded rivers, hailstorms, rattlers, sickness, long, hot days, and freezing nights abound on the trail.
Range pirates and a rogue Apache war party close in on Mitch and the boys halfway to Montana, and Mitch and the boys fight, grim and helpless, as their herd is driven westward in a cloud of dust and cackling laughter.
Mitch collapses far too late, cut down to two bloodied men, and admits the old man has won the bet. But, thanks to a Basque sheepherder, Mitch and his pal, Drover Joe, are revived, and Mitch realizes he isn't done yet. By a long shot, no. And now he stands to gain nothing.... Read More