Trent is sentenced to five years of hard labor in the Arizona State Penitentiary and is reduced to bestial behavior in order to survive. His hatred for Sloan and his commitment to kill him keeps Trent alive.
Trent¿s release from prison marks the beginning of his journey to find Sloan and exact revenge.
Trent finds that his return to civilized society sets unexpected events into motion. To survive in the normal world of free men he must re-learn his own humanity and in the process he is forced to confront the dark secrets of his childhood. Torn between his vow to seek revenge and the discovery of his true character, Trent realizes that some prisons are of our own making..
Trent¿s journey leads to murder and madness, but to kindness and generosity as well. He finds love with the beautiful Tessa Cavanaugh, faithfulness in a noble black stallion and healing with the mysterious Shoshone woman, Willow. It is a journey of despair, reconciliation and ultimately - freedom.