"South Texas, 1854. Regis Royle is determined to turn eighteen-thousand acres of raw prairie into the greatest cattle ranch in the world. But he can't do it alone. The region is wilder than a herd of mustangs--and crawling with rustlers. Teaming up with the Cattlemen's Justice Consortium, Regis hopes to stop the rustling and start laying tracks for a new railway. Problem is, the cattlemen--including Jarvis "Bone" McGraw, Regis's own ranch manager--can't help but lock horns with the Texas Rangers. And it doesn't take long for this brewing pot of very bad blood to get a whole lot worse ... First blood is spilled in Corpus Christie. Regis's reckless young brother Shep is wounded by the beautiful daughter of their fiercest enemies, the powerful Valdez family. The news of a possible rail line has divided the ranchers into warring factions. And Regis Royle has to keep the peace with McGraw, take a gamble with his business partner, and keep his wayward brother in one piece. But things really heat up when Regis learns that the Valdez family are claiming rights to the Royle Ranch's land. And they'll do anything to get it back. Even kill ... The brothers Royle may be newcomers but they're no greenhorns. They've got what it takes to be Texans. And that means never stop fighting for your dream"--
William W. Johnstone and J.A. Johnstone.