Orphaned by Indian raiders, Ryan Tyler would have grown up wild save for the steadying hand of Logan Pollard, a wandering man with a mysterious past and a taste for Plutarch. Taught by Logan to never pull a pistol unless ready to use it, Ryan becomes a superb gunfighter before he can even shave.
As fiddle footed as Logan, he meets lovely, young Liza Hetrick and continues on with his travels. When he finally puts on a badge and responsibility, he learns Liza is the unwilling ward of the chief of Robbers Roost. Gaining entrance as a man on the dodge, he is ruefully greeted by that master gunman, his old mentor Logan—who swears to never let Liza go! Only Louis L’Amour could tell this coming-of-age adventure that is as action packed as the wild frontier itself. —William Garwood