Even the Texas Rangers and the local law held back from the two powerful, land-hungry millionaires. Joe Blade was the only man left to challenge them. They ambushed him, bushwhacked him and tried to run him out of town, but he survived. Meeting violence with violence, Blade would never surrender until he had concluded the Laredo Assigment.
They gambled bloodily with the lives of innocent men and women using mayhem and murder to fulfil their ambitions. The prize in their deadly gamble was the Territory of Arizona. Law and order rested in the hands of Joe Blade, Charity Clayton and veteran scout George McMasters. The Tucson Ring had penetrated all walks of life in the Territory - just two men and a woman stood between them and power
BLADE—Slow to anger, fast with a gun and no slouch with women. A man tempered by the West, dangerous living and a perpetual gamble with death. THE WOMEN—the Indian girl: lovely waif of a grisly massacre. The Mexican girl: mettlesome as a thoroughbred filly; heiress to half New Mexico. THE KILLERS—blind to mercy, indifferent to death, scourge of the West. From the author of the STORM Family saga