Neil Sterret wasn't a bad sort. He'd just never given anyone any indication that he had any strength of character at all. So when he married Dora and headed West, everyone who knew him was shocked. Dora had promised Neil's mother that she would marry him and she wouldn't go back on her word. He'd made some mistakes, but Dora agreed to marry Neil and come West to his uncle's ranch with him under certain conditions: theirs would be a "formal" marriage for one year. Neil had that much time to make something of himself. It wasn't long before Neil was caught up in a feud that was quickly escalating into a range war. Here was his golden opportunity to make a man of himself. But the question that begged to be answered was "What kind of man would Neil Sterret become?"
Robert J. Horton's western stories of love, hate, treachery, courage, and endurance have gripped the imagination of readers for decades.