by E. Jefferson Clay
It looked as though Duke Benedict and Hank Brazos would finally ride their separate ways. Benedict was preparing to marry the beautiful Charity Flint, and return east. First, their old friend Colonel Oliver Traven was desperate to make one last search for his son, who went missing in Llano Estacado — the Staked Plains — three years earlier. Benedict and Brazos wanted to help the Colonel, but suspected tragedy lay ahead for everyone — including Benedict’s bride, who seemed eager to make a public hero of her fiancée.