In this sequel to Karl May's The Son of Bear Hunter the heroes of the great adventures in the Yellowstone National Park are heading for a meeting on the hunting ground of the Apache tribe. Shortleg Frank and Bob are coming from the East, Old Shatterhand from the North, Winnetou, Bear Hunter and his son from the South. Their pathways meet at the Llano Estacado. At the same time experienced Westerners, such as the two Snuffles, Juggle Fred, and Bloody Fox are also in the area. Bit by bit these heroes learn that the bandits of the Llano Estacado are planning to attack a caravan of immigrants, and want to kill and rob them. The spies of the bandits are unmasked, and punished. After a tornado the heroes, with a Comanche band, give a good lesson to the “human vultures” of the Llano Estacado. By the end of the book the reader will find out who is behind the mask of the Avenging Ghost of the Llano Estacado, who kills bandits, and protects the travellers.
This unabridged English translation retains the exciting adventures, and the strong moral conviction of May's original book, while modernising the style, and editing parts that were erroneous or may evoke bad associations. With this editing the core of May's world, the action, the dreaming of heroic deeds, and the struggle for a kind of justice have become more emphasised, and more accessible to the modern reader.