Seventeen-year-old Elenore (Ellie) Dupree had to grow up fast – and hard, after professional raiders ambushed her family and friends’ wagon train. The pilgrim travelers headed to Texas to start a new life full of dreams and possibilities for a grand future. But these soulless killers dashed any chance of a bright future on the banks of the Brazos River.
Ellie narrowly escaped the carnage and vowed to find the men who committed the atrocity. But she needed saving herself first, and that came in the form of Cole Travis and Manny de la Vega, who found her soaked and shivering body several yards from the Brazos. Cole and Manny promise to help her, if only because they believe she is completely ill prepared for such a task. Along the way, they make an unlikely alliance with the crusty old frontiersman, Stumpy, and his Indian wife, Hitssaku.
When it becomes know that Ellie’s mother and sister may have survived the attack, she is relieved but terrified. The men plan to sell her mother and sister into the hands of the mastermind of the attack. She is now even more determined to catch the killers and kidnapers and see that justice is done—Texas style.