The deserted ranch that Trinity and Billy Raglan crossed was a dead land. Nothing remained of it except lost dreams and broken spirits. The question was why anyone as wealthy as Boss Clark would want to buy it. Especially now when the few cattle the grim land had supported were being herded away by the former owner, Polly Travers. Waterless and unfit for livestock, it had triggered a deadly war for ownership. Boss Clark wanted it to add to his huge spread. Polly's greedy son demanded it. And the killer and escaped convict Calvin Dancer wanted it enough to kill anyone who got in his way. All Trinity could do was fight the seemingly futile fight and keep digging the graves for the dead.