(From the publisher):
Blade Merrick followed the sound of the distant gunfire and the scream of Apaches. When there was trouble, he was always riding into it, never away from it.
He was a tall man, lean in the belly, wide in the shoulders, with hair faded by desert suns, eyes bleached blue and shadowed with old hurts. There was about him the kind of wariness that grows in a man who lives alone and stays alive by being alert to everything.
Now his eyes took in the whole picture - the three hardcases near the charred wagon, waiting, watching. And the woman, more beautiful than any he had ever seen, her face distorted by fear.Blade looked at the three men.
Original title: Desert Stake-Out
Genre: Fiction→ Western→ Bad Men and Good