This is the story of a young white girl, Alys, that rescues a young indian boy and his sister by means of some secret caves under her house. In return the young boy, Moon Wolf, wows to make her his wife when they are old enough if only she'll come with him to his tribe. She declines and years later, after having spent time back east learning how to be a lady, she returns to her mum at Fort Benton, only to learn that a rogue indian called Wolf Shadow harasses the bulltrains containing goods destined for his people. One day she spots blood on the ground after such an attack and follows it....right back to the secret caves of her childhood. She finds Wolf Shadow injured and heavily bleeding but takes on the task of nursing him back to health. During this time she comes to realize that Wolf Shadow and the young boy Moon Wolf with whom she was severely smitten as a young girl, is one and the same person. They rediscover the bond between them and mutual friendship, respect and in the end love blossoms even though Wolf Shadow has woved not to take a wife for as long as he is needed to interfere with the illegal trade of whiskey to his people.
I brought this book with me on holiday and it took me only two late in the evening sittings to finish it - I just couldn't put it down. Once more Karen Kay tops herself and has delievered a true keeper.