Stuart Brannon heads home to his Arizona Ranch, but he finds it occupied by interlopers from the Casa Verde Land Corporation claiming to hold a Spanish land grant on the property. Enraged, Brannon drives them off. Stuart is soon joined by several friends and neighbors in defending his home, including a contingent of soldiers tracking down a band of Apaches, and Miss Harriet Reed who makes her attraction to the ex-lawman obvious. They are soon under siege by Casa Verde's 50 hired gunmen and a cannon sent to take back the property.
Brannon fights for the only things left worth holding onto - his ranch, and the burial place of his wife and son. For Brannon, right and wrong seem perfectly clear, but at a terrible price, putting innocent lives on the line for the sake of honor.
©1993 Stephen Bly (P)2002 Books in Motion