Author: William Hopson
Kerrigan probably should have been satisfied with being free for the first time in two years – but he wasn’t. To be freed in the custody of Colonel Tom Harrow was tantamount to being in prison. His every move would be watched – Harrow’s paid gunmen would see to that – and pressure would be put on Kerrigan to reveal the whereabouts of the rich gold strike like that at now-abandoned Dalyville.
Lew Kerrigan had been framed to life imprisonment in the territorial prison at Yuma, not because he had killed Buck Havers over his attentions to blonde Kitty Anderson, but because Harrow had wanted the gold claim of Lew’s friend, “Bear Paw” Daly.
Now Harrow was confident that the Indian Kadoba, Lew’s cellmate in an Arizona dungeon these past two years, knew the source of the gold that “Loco” and his Apache band continued to bring in in exchange for Harrow’s smuggled guns. As soon as he could find out what Kerrigan had learned from Kadoba, Lew would be killed.
How Lew, with the help of Kadoba, outwits “Colonel” Harrow on his gamble for gold and power – and saves the spirited Carlotta Wilkerson from becoming Harrow’s wife – is the story of this dramatic Western novel by the author of “The Last Apaches.”