Frank Riddle flees from his tyrannical father and heads west to the Californian Gold Fields. But on the way, he encounters terrible Indian atrocity. At first, he hates and fears the Indians, but Fate deals him a strange hand when he takes a Modoc Indian woman as his squaw. His allegiances change, and he realizes that right is not always on the side of the whites. As the heavy-handed army moves in, Riddle fights not only to save lives but also to reconcile his own conscience.
Used availability for Mark Bannerman's The Frontiersman
January 2004 : UK Paperback