When the hardened Apache scout called Deuces is court-martialed for cold-blooded murder, he's sentenced to hang. But an appeal saves him from the noose -- and he manages to escape on his way to prison in Texas. Relentless U.S. Marshal Burt Green is charged with finding the killer. Riding with a one-eyed Apache tracker, Burt hunts the elusive fugitive from Texas to the deep Southwest, where Deuces takes control of a band of renegade Apache and launches a reign of terror throughout the territory.
Against an enemy as deadly as he is cunning, outgunned in the middle of a hellish land, Burt Green must face down Deuces in a war between the lawful and the lawless. A war from which only one man can walk away....
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An annoying drip from the ceiling onto the tarp stretched over their bed awoke him. The roof leaked. A silver flash in the bedroom window, then somewhere off toward Mount Lemon, thunder grumbled in the distance. Soon a trickle ran off the shield and began to plunk-plunk into the tinned pots. The drum of the storm grew heavier outside, until finally the roar swept down the Santa Cruz River Valley.
Burt Green threw his legs off the bed, and his bare soles touched the cool tile floor. The outline of her shapely form, asleep on her side, was barely visible in the bedroom's darkness, then lightning illuminated the white... see more