An early master of the western spins a dramatic yarn about a ruthless mine baron and the unlikely duo who risk their lives to stop his dastardly plans.
Charles Bonal is a self-made man who believes in getting the job done whatever the obstacle. But his newest project to drive a tunnel through the mountains is hitting more than immovable earth. A vicious mining magnate, Chris Feldhake, doesn’t want Bonal interfering with his own plans to expand his power and empire—and he’ll kill to stop him.
Phil Seay will do anything to make his way in the West, so when Bonal asks the young man to join him as a tunnel boss, he accepts—even though the old man’s prideful daughter tends to ride his last nerve. But the routine job turns far more dangerous when Feldhake sets out to bury them all. Only Seay and Bonal can keep the crew above ground.
Luke Short, along with such legendary authors as Zane Grey and Louis L’Amour, helped transform the stories of the American West from dime-store pulp into popular and respected literature. A winner of the Levi Strauss Golden Saddleman Award, he is a true icon of the genre and a king of western adventure.