From the author of Montana Dawn?a Booklist Top 10 Westerns of the Decade?comes a story of vengeance, courage, and the savagery of the Old West? When they put Ehron Lee Burrows away for a crime he didn’t commit, they had no idea what the hellish desert prison would do to the once decent man. Escaping with the help of a murderous convict, Ehron Lee sets his mind to getting revenge on the two men he holds responsible for his imprisonment. Kidnapping their loved ones, he sets a ransom that can’t be paid in cash?but in lives. But there is an even more dangerous threat to the huddled group of kidnappers and captives: an Apache uprising has cut them off from all help. As the danger grows, the group’s members are forced to work together?or face annihilation?