Three Rivers Trilogy (Book 2)
With Lincoln County teetering on the edge of lawless turmoil, rancher Wes Bracken avoids taking sides, but his goal is complicated by his devotion to what he sees as justice and by his friendship with William H. Bonney, who's developing a reputation as Billy the Kid. As Lincoln County devolves into explosive violence, Bracken's ranch is torched, and his wife is assaulted by notorious outlaw Jesse Evans. At every turn Bracken must fight against lawmen and a court system skewed to protect the powerful and politically connected. Against overwhelming odds, Bracken challenges the forces arrayed against him in hopes of a better life.