"United States Marshal Jared Forsythe, a hard, sinewy, taciturn Texan, arrived in Deming, New Mexico Territory, on the trail of an outlaw named Jack Leverette, who had robbed and murdered an Army paymaster. But in Deming he found not the end but just the beginning of his chase. For Jack Leverette turned out to be the wayward son of one of the richest cattlemen in the Territory. Forsythe was nearly bushwhacked, and when Deputy Sheriff Fred Colton was shot while doing the Marshal's work, the whold town turned against him. Then Fosythe took the trail himself, and before it ended met gunsmoke, bloodshed-- and a beautiful girl" -- dust jacket flap.