Grady Clark, the pen name of Melanie D. Calvert-Benton, is a retired respiratory care practitioner. She now works with her first loves, photography and writing. While running a successful photography business for years, she only recently turned to writing a novel through the urging of her husband, Western Fiction Writer W.R. Benton.
It's the late 1880's and aging widow Nancy Buck is looking forward to spending her last few remaining years on the ranch her husband, John, carved out of the burning desert in Arizona. Being pressured by a local rancher to sell out, she can't help but wonder why. Why does the rich rancher desire her land enough that he's spending lives casually in an attempt to get it?