In one of his most riveting novels of adventure, America’s favorite
storyteller follows the treacherous trail of an outlaw determined
to make his big strike and then disappear into a new life. But
can a wrong turn be made right–and can the heart of a hardened
man still be moved by a second chance at happiness? Here’s a hard-hitting,
uniquely American tale of raw courage, haunting regret, and hope
against all odds as only Louis L’Amour can tell it.
Considine bristled at the word “thief,” but that’s what he was.
He’d been out of money, and one mistake had just led to another.
Now he had four years of crime behind him and little to show for
it–except the dubious honor of being a hunted man all over the
country. But just south of the border there was one last chance
it could all pay off. Obaro was a tough town full of tough men–boasting
a bank no one had ever tapped. But it wasn’t just the bank that
rankled Considine, it was the man who ran Obaro. Sheriff Pete
Runyon was a friend turned rival who’d married the girl Considine
once loved. He was also the only man to beat Considine in a knock-down
fight. Outwitting Runyon now would be sweet revenge on many levels.
Then Considine could just take the money and run–literally–to
the border, buy a small ranch, and start anew.
Considine didn’t count on meeting Lennie, a beautiful young woman,
and her trail-savvy but reckless father, a former outlaw trying
to get far enough away from his past to give his daughter a future.
The two were headed straight for Apache country and certain death.
Now Considine and his gang can either ride like hell for the border
just ahead of an angry posse–or join the old man and the girl
in a desperate last stand atop High Lonesome against blood-hungry
warriors. The choice is simple: risk the hangman’s noose or an