(From the publisher):
Chip Morgan and his kin knew life would be harsh on the Texas frontier. Yet they never thought the Comanches could be so rough... Seeming to come out of nowhere, Chief Red Hand's men swooped down in clouds of dust to steal Pa's cattle, raid Ma's garden, and push the ranch toward ruin. Young Chip vowed he'd stand his ground at any cost - until painted braves attacked, butchering his neighbors and murdering the girl he loved.
Driven from their beloved home, Chip and his folks head west with big hopes for a fresh start. But the canyons of Colorado are cold with peril. Every crevice holds Ute warriors - as hell-bent on recapturing their land as the Comanches. Soon violence and loss force Chip to cross the line from caution to abandon. On a quest for vengeance, he will find a place where wild forests grow thick with fear, raging rivers run red with blood... and youthful recklessness turns to true grit.
Original title: Blood River
Genre: Fiction→ Western→ Coming of Age