Matt Lanier first meets Sunny when she points her gun at him. After some initial misunderstandings, they realize that they are both after the same man--Jake Walden who killed Matt's brother Danny. Walden also killed Sunny's mother and many of her people. Sunny and her mother spent many years with the Comanche, and now she considers them to be her people, more than whites. Jake hates Indians because they killed his parents, and this is one of the conflicts between Matt and Sunny. Everything Sunny does, she does for her brother and sister. Matt doesn't like that they are half Indian, but his mind begins to change when he meets her sister Gentle Wind. But she has more secrets, and she fears to reveal them because she might lose Matt.... Sunny's spirit is irresistible, and the secondary characters are wonderful.