Discouragement, despair and bitterness dog the long trail north for the West Texas cowboy, Colton Saber, who's only sometimes-friend, is his horse. Watch new friends and enemies, intersect his trail; while his family, devastated by tragedy; mount a desperate search on his vanishing into the west. Visit wild western towns and their colorful array of characters at the height of their hay-day; then follow his ride up the Front Wall of the Rockies to a high mountain paradise, where discovery of more than one kind of gold, leaves him with far more than he could imagine. About the Author Dwight (Buc) Keene is a life-time resident of Washington State and grew up on a stump farm, the forth of ten kids, and dreaming of becoming a cowboy and having a horse some day. He always maintained he should have been born in Texas. He met his wife Janis in a little country church the family attended, and she provides much of the inspiration for the romance of this story. They moved to the Olympic Peninsula shortly after their marriage where they had a small cattle operation and he owned his first horse. They eventually moved to the Columbia Basin in Eastern Washington where he was involved in the hay and cattle business for several years while their family was growing up. The couple currently resides on a one hundred and twenty year old mountain homestead in the Olympic Mountains after having moved back to the Peninsula to open a feed store and gun shop. They have four grown children and eight grandchildren and Buc finds time between his family and business interests to allow his faith to inform his writing and love of humor, adventure, the outdoors, and all things cowboy.