Wes Wasson – an old Indian fighter and known troublemaker – comes to Branson to visit his Sister and brother in law. While out with his nephew Bruce, Wes hears that a local Indian named Chusi Yellowbear was a survivor of the Bear River Massacre in 1863, and decides he needs to meet him.
While harassing Chusi, Wes discovers that the man who killed Chusi’s family was in fact Bruce’s father, Frank Ellison. Chusi has been waiting for revenge for twenty-one years, and now he knows where to find it.
After being arrested by Matt Bannister for drunken antics, Chusi returns a changed man, and with his fighting spirit back he offers no forgiveness- only blood for blood. Matt is torn in between Chusi, who wants revenge for his family, and Frank who only wants to be forgiven. Meanwhile, Wes wants one more Indian notched in his belt, and antagonizes Chusi every chance he has.
U.S. Marshall Matt Bannister must work between them all to try to calm a brewing storm that runs deeper than pride or honor in book nine of Ken Pratt’s bestselling Christian Western series.