Considine is a man on the run from the law and his past. Unable to forget the woman he loved or his best friend that is now married to her, Considine decides that his group of tough but lovable outlaws are going to rob the bank in the town of Obaro. That his best friend is the sheriff of Obaro is no deterrent. Filled with a life of regret, Considine finds a chance of redemption in a chance meeting with Lennie and her outlaw father who are trying to make it to California to leave the past behind.
Louis L’Amour is a storyteller and as such his stories are told very simply without a lot of depth. But, the subject matter of regret, redemption and a high moral code (even if you have robbed a few banks) is something you don’t find in quite the same was as you do in a western. The story is fast paced, characters are easily defined-what you see is what you get. The frame is essential to the ethereal, mystic feeling of the old West portrayed in most of L’Amour’s books. 1962, 152 pages.