When Ellen Jessup asked Luke Storm to guide her wagon to California he turned her down. But then conniving Trace Menafee made the mistake of warning him to stay away from the girl. That was enough to make him take the job, making him the target for Menafee's killers.
Used availability for Cliff Farrell's California Passage
December 2002 : USA Paperback
April 2000 : UK Paperback