These novels are works of fiction that use facts and locations that are historically accurate to paint a picture in the reader's mind as they turn the page. Tye Watkins is a scout for Fort Clark, Texas, who uses his skills to work his way through one adventure after another. In this book, Tye is tracking a band of outlaws who robbed and murdered a rancher's wife and son. Adam Carter, one of the men Tye is after, worked for the rancher, and was coerced into the robbery by his so called "friends." Along the trails certain events occur that have Tye thinking that Adam isn't the coldhearted killer he originally made him out to be.