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In 1870, Jake Graves faced a choice: let Comanches carry off his sister, or shoot her. Unwilling to fire, he has been tortured for decades by the brutal end that he could have spared her. The incident bred in him a hatred for Indians that persists to this day in 1917 on an isolated ranch on the Texas-Mexico border. Now Jake learns that his daughter Dru wants to marry Apache foreman Nub DeJarnett. Before Jake can process the news, Mexican bandits kidnap Dru and her cousin. The bandit leader may be a tlehuelpuchi, a shape-shifting agent of evil who needs the women's blood. Through a mysterious desert, Jake and Nub must give chase in this novel based on actual events.