Deputy Marshal Mercer was a tough, no-nonsense badge-packer, and the tall, lean lawdog from El Paso was on the trail of three crazy convicts who'd just broken out of Huntsville Prison. When their trails finally crossed there was going to be bloodshed and gunsmoke and, for the killers, a surprise that might very well prove fatal, because Liberty Mercer was a woman. But only a fool would underestimate Liberty. She was as handy with the Colt .45 at her hip as she was with the Winchester Model '86 she carried on her saddle. With a band of reinforcements in the shape of gunfighters Gabriel Moonlight, Latigo Rawlins, mysterious blind man Don Rojo and her father, the man they called Drifter, Liberty Mercer was primed and ready for the final showdown...