This is Grey's second novel about life along the early American western frontier. In the introduction he writes that he does not intend to apologize for what many readers may call the brutality of the story; but rather to explain that its wild spirit is true to the life of the Western border as it was known only a little more than one hundred years ago. The book follows the life and adventures of two brothers Jim, a Christian missionary and Joe, a newcomer to frontier life. It is a historical novel, but Grey uses real people such as Lewis Wertzl (Death Wind) and the renegades Simon and Jim Girty to tell the story of those who acted as the American border rangers. See other titles by this author available from Kessinger Publishing. Due to the age and scarcity of the original we reproduced, some pages may be spotty, faded or difficult to read.