A HARD MAN
Trace Ord was a renegade rider, a wrangler sent to round up horses that strayed or were rustled from their owners. He was born to the saddle and could shoot the wings off a bee in flight, and he'd seen his share of action. A man like himself couldn't live past thirty in post -- Civil War Arizona and not come up against some bandit or cardsharp itching to throw lead.
A HARDER SITUATION
His current job had Trace working for two ranchers up north who were certain he'd find their stock at the Lazy C. Getting those horses back would be anything but easy. The owner of the Lazy C was as mean as any hombre living, and he and his men were more than willing to trade bullets. His wife was a touch more dangerous. The desperate beauty found Trace on the plains...and she stole both his prize stallion and his heart.