Nineteen-year-old Gage Pardell didn't intend to kill Henry Kalb when he rode into Shelburn, Texas, to confront the son of the county's richest man. He just wanted justice for what Kalb had done to his sister. But now Henry is dead, and Gage is on the run from a gang of vicious bounty hunters hired by Henry's father, Linus.
With nowhere else to turn, Gage flees to the far-flung buffalo ranges of West Texas. There, he learns what it means to survive on a lawless frontier, to stand up against a kill-crazy buffalo hunter and the men Linus keeps sending after him. Realizing he can no longer live this way, Gage finally returns home to face a cowed town, a gang of hired gunmen, and to complete a journey he began on the night he killed Henry Kalb.
MICHAEL ZIMMER - Winner of the 2015 Wrangler Award for Outstanding Western Novel for The Poacher’s Daughter