The bounty hunter had long thought of settling down. But when Jubal Thorne came to the small community of Brewlins he discovered a hotbed of intrigue and vice. Who was Abbey Watt and why was she central to the changes in a way of life? Changes that certain big businesses think will destroy them forever? Fighting back from the brink of destruction on his own account, Thorne is forced to face up to a responsibility he didn't know was his. Chas Stryker and his men decide that the only way to deal with a problem is to wipe it out for good. Along with a woman, two young men who are almost boys, and a grease-cook called Avery, Jubal Thorne makes a stand. Only, when the big boys decide to attack, this could be one stand too many.