Reluctantly riding from his Colorado ranch, Chad Wakefield seeks teenager Toby Granger to return him to a dying father.
Trailing him to Last Chance, New Mexico, Chad stumbles onto a planned gold robbery. After he’s pistolwhipped by a conniving mine boss, Chad embarks on a hunt that is now two pronged—revenge and rescue. Joined by saddle pardner Abe Featherstone, feisty lady freighter Larkspur Russell and Toby, recovered from the outlaws, Chad tracks the stolen gold to Cimarron where it vanishes into the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Before he can find the golden hoard and take Toby home, Chad has to outfox and outgun the murderers lurking in the mountain’s mazes. But time is running out. This Stewart Western packs the punch of a double-barreled Greener. —William Garwood