By Louis L'Amour
For millions of years the lonely canyon knew simply wind and rain, wild animals, and an occasional local hunter. Then a trapper stumbled on a bit of gold, and every thing replaced overnight.
In six days a city known as Confusion seemed . . . and at the 7th it could possibly disappear, ate up via the flames of lawlessness and violence. On one facet are those that comprehend basically brute strength. at the different are males who wish legislation and order yet are able to use a noose to accomplish their ends. among them stand Matt Coburn and Dick Felton: one a hardened realist, the opposite an idealist attempting to dig a fortune from the muddy hillside. Outnumbered and outgunned, Felton and Coburn can’t find the money for to be outmaneuvered. For because the not likely allies confront corruption, betrayal, and homicide in an try to tame a city the place the invention of gold can suggest both the fortune of an entire life or a sentence of demise, they detect that any movement will be their final.
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