Author: Zane Grey
Hell-Bent Wade, a gunfighter with a shadowy past, arrives at a Colorado homestead where a young woman is being pressured into matrimony. Rancher Bill believes that marriage to Columbine, his foster daughter, will steady his wild and unruly son, Jack. Columbine is torn between her feelings of duty and affection for the old man, who raised her as his own child, and her blossoming love for a young ranch hand, Wilson Moore. Columbine’s dilemma seems impossible to resolve — until tragedy, fate, and the mysterious rider intervene.