'When a man has nothing left to lose be careful, he can be dangerous, very dangerous - and Olford Tate is now such a man. At the end of a cattle drive from Texas to Missouri, a physician hands the young cowboy a death sentence. His dangerous state of mind results in the cold, calculated killing of a man in front of a room full of witnesses. When an ageing US marshal with a missing finger and hard-nosed approach to the law comes to his defence, it results in an odd and unlikely partnership. But is Henry being straight with young Olford or using him for his own purposes. What follows is a treacherous and unpredictable journey as their relationship is tested to the point where there is no room for a coward.'
Source: Publisher's blurb.