A harsh and deadly land...
Rye Tyler was twelve when he saw his father cut down in an Indian
raid. Taken in by a mysterious stranger with a taste for Shakespeare
and an instinct for survival, Rye is schooled in the lessons of
a hard country. Then tragedy forces him to live a loner's life
in a wild land of canyons and buttes, and on dust-choked cattle
But his skill with a gun has earned Rye a bloody reputation he
can't escape. Though he's become the law in a lawless town, he
had hoped for a better life with the beautiful Liza Hetrick. When
Liza is taken away and held in a mountain-girded outlaw fortress,
Rye must face his deadliest enemy--the very man who taught Rye
about manhood, friendship...and the ways of a gunman.