Farmer Drury Bell faces bankruptcy because of a series of crop failures and bad weather. As he struggles to save his farm, his physical and mental capabilities are tested to the limit by plotters and opportunists out to destroy him. But his worst problem is caused by a drifter who plays up to his beautiful wife while Dru works desperately to save his land, help a policeman friend in a serial murder investigation, and deal with the mystery of a woman's body found buried in his back yard. Not even Dru could predict the twists and turns of the ending. This book is based on a true story.