"Is Frayne an outlaw?" Holly Ripple asked. "Miss Holly, it takes bad men to cope with bad men on this frontier. If you could hire him, he'd be a whole outfit in himself. Course, a lady like you wouldn't have Frayne's sort around your ranch." ... "Wouldn't I?" When her father dies, sheltered young Holly Ripple gains possession of his vast cattle empire, plagued by rustlers and desperadoes. But she stands firm and soon has earned the reputation of a strong-willed cattle queen.