Spur Award-winning author Gary Svee tells a new tale of the West, where beauty and death go hand in hand and justice isn't always a matter of law.In turn-of-the-century Montana, there is a fine line between those who serve the law and those who break it. Sheriff Frank Drinkwalter might have walked that line in his youth, but the love of one woman changed his ways. Now, years later, Catherine Lang, the love of his life, is coming to Eagles Nest, Montana.But there's a dark cloud on the horizon and a bitter chill to the air. Word comes to Frank that the new blacksmith, Jack Galt, has a liking for killing women. His cruelty has left a trail of death across half the West, but Frank has no hard evidence linking Galt to the previous crimes, and knows that killing the man outright would be breaking the law he'd sworn to uphold. But when the killer's eye turns to Catherine, the hand of justice points to a single choice, a choice lying somewhere between duty and honor, love and death.