Louis L'Amour book cover

Rafe Caradec—gambler, wanderer, soldier of fortune—was never meant to be a hero, until the day he promised a dying friend to protect his daughter's birthright. In Painted Rock, Wyoming, Caradec found land for a man to love, miles of rolling grasslands and towering mountains. He also found that one of the most ruthless men in the territory had set his sights on both the old friend's ranch and his daughter. But Rafe Caradec had given his word, and once he’d looked deep into Ann Rodney’s eyes, nothing short of death would stop him from keeping the promise he’d made.