1846. The territory of New Mexico has fallen to United States forces. Hugh Falconer-tracker, trapper, explorer, mountain man-rides to Taos to rendezvous with old friends at the wilderness outpost of Turley's Mill. On the way he picks up a job shepherding Delgado McKinn, a young man with more courage than common sense, back to his wealthy father.
Falconer doesn't know it but he's heading into a deadly trap. Mexicans and Indians have united against the new American lords of the land. The Taos Revolt throws the capital of Santa Fe into turmoil. Governor Charley Bent and others are murdered. And Turley's Mill is slated to become a tomb for the mountain men gathered there.
Falconer finds himself among the handful of trappers and traders, his friend Delgado among them, surrounded by an angry mob bent on spilling their blood. Nine men standing against hundreds.
Maybe they would die, but not like rats in a trap. They would die like men-mountain men.
THE THIRD EPIC ADVENTURE IN THE HUGH FALCONER SERIES, FOLLOWING FALCONER'S LAW AND PROMISED LAND, BY THE AUTHOR OF THE ACCLAIMED HIGH COUNTRY FRONTIER NOVELS.