Blood is thicker than water.
Joe Pickett has good reason to dislike Dallas Cates, rodeo champion. And now Joe´s foster daughter, April, has run off with him.
Then comes even worse news: April has been found barely alive in a ditch along the highway, and the doctors don´t know if she´ll recover. Cates denies having anything to do with it but Joe knows in his gut who´s responsible. The problem is there´s no proof.
Joe´s going to find out the truth, if it kills him. And, as he confronts the ruthless Cates clan, it just might.