It’s sort of an unwritten code of the West—if you shoot a woman who’s trying to steal your horse, you promise to find her kidnapped daughter.
United States Deputy Marshal Custis Long was all set for a relaxing vacation up in the mountains, catching trout and smoking cheroots as he watched the sunset. Instead, he’s startled out of his bedroll by someone trying to steal his horse. Longarm shoots first, only to discover the “thief” is actually a woman in desperate straits.
After getting her help and learning that her sixteen-year-old daughter has been abducted by three men, Longarm sets off to recover the girl. But the mountains hold many surprises, and this is one rescue mission he may not return from