Deputy Marshal Jed Law rode into Buffalo Creek with only the minimum of orders. Rustler troublehad flared up between two ranchers and a man had been killed. It was a simple chore and Law did not expect too much trouble. But from the start - when he first set eyes on Julie Rutherford and her father Ben - it all went wrong. Knee-deep in hard cases determined to wipe him out, Law had to shoot his way through the opposition before he could even get to work on his case. And with worse to come, he'd need to keep his pistol loaded and use it freely until the last desperate shot.