Lucius Henry, 22 years old and a bookkeeper by trade, longed to see the world but had never been out of New York City.
Never even been on a train.
So you can imagine how excited Lucius was when the Maple Leaf Transcontinental pulled out of the New York City train station on its way to frontier Canada where he had been given the job of managing a 10,000 acre bison ranch.
Unfortunately for Lucius, F.B.I. agent James Sullivan has been sent by the Bureau to follow Lucius to Smoky Lake, Alberta. This is James's first real assignment since joining the Bureau and he will do anything to ensure that the ranch fails.