In a haze of pain, Robert Purdy picked himself up from the dirt of the corral, the sound of the watching cowboys' hoots and hollers ringing in his ears. But getting bucked off a raw bronc was no joke to him. He had fled to Wyoming, barely escaping the gangs of New York City, and had found the coal mine where he worked to be a powder keg of racial tension. Now, once again, his life was threatened by a world he didn't know, where everyone's attitude was totally foreign. Can Purdy dust himself off and learn the rugged life of a cowboy? Can he handle a gun quickly enough to survive and fit into such a society? When he comes up against those rustling his boss's cattle, his livelihood, and his life, depend on it...