Everyone in town says Braddock is innocent. Two men are dead at the Bar T Ranch: a clear case of self-defense. But an angry Army officer has personal reasons for pressing charges and Braddock is on the run, headed for Mexico with marriage on his mind and high-spirited Phyllis at his side. Between Mexico and freedom lays treacherous Apache land. It could spell cruel death. For Braddock, it becomes a haven—a place to discover a priceless piece of his heritage. But a relentless sense of duty and a fat bounty to bring Phyllis home spur on Marshall Dan Stowe to smoke the Pecos Kid out. And before he knows it, Braddock is alone, riding for the border and a shootout that will brand him an outlaw forever or leave him stone-cold dead.
Originally published under the pen name Jack Bodine