"A farmer is pulled into the world of outlaws when his estranged brother turns up dead in this new Ralph Compton western. Brothers Clay and Cal Breckenridge, sons of a hardscrabble East Texas farmer, never did see eye to eye. Clay, the eldest, returned home after the Civil War to help his father run the family farm; Cal deserted his military post and disappeared into a new life with a new name. Everyone knew who was the good son and who was the bad. Clay had almost forgotten his wayward brother until the morning a limping horse approaches the farm with young Cal Breckenridge's body slumped in the saddle, shot in the back. Vowing to avenge Cal's death, Clay sets off on a perilous journey across the West to find the man responsible and bring him to justice--and take down an outlaw enterprise in the process."--Back cover.