Was the third of the author's eleven published novels and likes to think of them as thrillers set in the background of the wild west which is a genre he has always enjoyed.
Ben Gleason is nearing the end of a long prison sentence for killing the man who had murdered his father, when he is told that his younger brother has been sentenced to hang in five days’ time. In a desperate attempt to save his brother, Ben escapes and starts the long journey home. He faces danger and temptation before his journey ends in a tragic discovery. Instead of preparing to start a new life, reunited with his family and the woman he hoped to marry, Ben experiences a living nightmare.
He discovers that all his troubles are linked to the Carlisle family. Kelvin Carlisle is a ruthless businessman who has no regard for people or the law in his quest to earn his name a place in history. Kelvin’s son Errol saves Ben’s life and is hailed as a hero but Ben still dislikes him. He is now faced with the prospect of having to kill the brother he came home to save. But before then Ben may well face the hangman’s noose himself.