Kirby Fisher survived an Apache attack to become the most respected and feared man in the territory. Beating all the odds, there was no one left to oppose him. Then a man named Carson is dropped - more dead than alive - into King’s life. Tough and intelligent, Carson is the first man King has come across in years who can offer him any kind of a fight. But Carson isn’t ready, not yet. King will nurse him along until the greenhorn is ripe to turn his wits and his gun against the very man who created him.