A big army payroll has been stolen, every soldier in the detail guarding it slaughtered by an army of killers whose lust for gold is exceeded only by their passion for bloodletting. The garrisons along the turbulent Texas frontier might mutiny if the next payroll shipment doesn't get through. With such a crisis looming, the U.S. Army requests the services of Cord and Emma Remington.
This brother-and-sister team of talented private detectives not only have to keep the next payroll from being stolen from the railhead at Wolf Creek, Texas, but are charged with learning the identity of the cold-blooded leader of the robbers.
When they uncover the truth, the Remingtons realize that it's not just the Army payroll that's at risk, but also the lives of every man, woman and child in Wolf Creek, as a horde of brutal cutthroats ride hell-for-leather through streets that will soon run red with blood.
Cord Remington: cardsharp, pugilist, knife artist and scholar. Emma Remington: sharpshooter, tracker, trick rider and free-spirited beauty. Brother and sister - and the smartest, deadliest detectives in the Wild West