A former soldier tries to outrun a gang out for blood in this novel in Ralph Compton's USA Today bestselling series.Years ago, Charlie Pike witnessed the horrors of the War Between the States from the losing side. Now, all he wants to do is work his cattle ranch and marry the spirited local schoolmarm. But when his old commanding officer calls him to action, he cannot refuse.Confederate Brigadier General Henry J. Dryden was a blustery, demanding leader—and he saved Pike's life in the war. After, Dryden became a judge in the wilds of New Mexico Territory. Now he's dying, and he wants Pike to escort him back to his native Texas. It's a simple request—and a deadly one. Because the powerful gang leader Clem Dredge wants vengeance on Dryden, who sentenced to his brother to hang. And Charlie Pike is about to find out that paying some debts can cost a man everything… More Than Six Million Ralph Compton Books In Print!