When Jack Brannigan signed on for the week-long, 135-mile horseback ride to chase the ghost of Billy the Kid over the mountains and across the desert in central New Mexico, he expected new challenges. He expected new demands on his wits, his strength, and his stamina. But no man could have expected what Brannigan encountered.
The brochure had offered a mild caution about "elements." For Jack, those elements tested the limits of human endurance. But the brochure had said nothing about kidnapping – nothing about murder. No one had told him about a sadistic rancher who held a beautiful young woman as a slave on a remote ranch in the desert. No one told Jack Brannigan that his ride upon a crazy horse could be the last ride of his life.