Tom Kedrick earned his stripes during the Civil War, fought Apaches, and even soldiered overseas. But in the high desert country of New Mexico, the battle-hardened Kedrick is entangled in a different kind of war, fueled by greed and deception. Hired by Alton Burwick to drive a pack of renegades and outlaws off the government land recently set aside for an Indian reservation, Kedrick begins to notice that things are not as they seem. As his suspicions grow, he realizes that he may be fighting on the wrong side of a land swindle. Disillusioned and outraged, Kedrick must take action against the very people who hired him–or be forced to witness the bloody massacre of innocent men and women.
Here is another Louis L'Amour book that again I had a very difficult time putting down because the action, drama, and suspense were always at a high. In the little town that the story takes place in....all things are not as they seem. The main character is hired to get rid of "renegades and outlaws" so that the land can be set aside for an Indian reservation. But once Kedrick starts nosing around there seems to be a LOT of things that just are NOT right about the situation at all.
If you've never read a Louis L'Amour book this is another one that is TOTALLY AWESOME in my opinion....Actually, this is the first one that I started with. 5 out of 5