Author: Louis L'Amour
Major James Brionne had done his job by bringing Dave Allard to justice. The courts decided Allard was put to death for his many crimes, but just before the hanging, Allard swore his brothers would take vengeance on Brionne.
Four years later, the Allard boys returned to settle the score. They murdered Brionne's wife, destroyed his home, and left him with nothing but the charred ruins of his past to haunt him. Only Brionne's son escaped. Seeking peace and a new life, Brionne and his son headed west. But the Allards hadn't finished with him. He knew they'd come after him and be ready this time.