"He looked along the brown barrels of a shotgun, into eyes that blazed murderous hate." Bullet holes and a bloody handprint mark the walls of a lonely cabin - where gambling turned ugly, men hid from the law, and a terrible ambush sparked years of cruel revenge.
The second shell exploded before the lamp hit the floor. Then he dove through a hail of bullets into the darkness. If he doesn't escape from the midnight raiders, he's finished and so is every rancher in the valley. Can evil and power be stopped? It will be decided now, in Shadow Canyon.
The Civil War seems far away from Four Corners in the Oregon Territory. Then two local men take opposing sides. Their children, Jim and Mary, who love each other, are caught in the vicious conflict.