Matilda Rose Applebee has a quest. Her younger sister has gotten herself in the family way, and before anyone can learn the truth, Matty must find the snake-in-the-grass responsible and haul his butt back to her sister's waiting arms. Then she catches up with her quarry, and the man claims he's been falsely accused and Matty wants to trust him. Yet, how can she? Next the man will tell her he isn't a drifter at all; he is a Pinkerton agent who uses his snake-oil wagon as a cover. He'll tell her that she is no tomboy and nothing but woman. He'll tell her that her sister has lied--and that she and he are a match made in heaven. And when he does, she knows she'll believe him.