A sneak attack in the night brought terrible wounds to the builders of the Dragoon Springs station on the Overland Stage route. Of the three wounded men, only one had a hope of surviving. The other two would die in agony.
The men were found days after the attack and long after the buzzards, maggots, and Cochise had arrived. There ensued a desperate attempt to save the life of the one man, but Cochise had other ideas. He had a superior force and was ready to inflict more suffering—and the battle to save one life and to get the Overland stagecoach rolling would prove costly.
In this exciting novel, Phyllis de la Garza illuminates the courage, danger, pain, and determination that were all part of the settlement of the American West.