Ranger's trail: Spring of 1874, Ranger companies are being reorganized and David "Rusty" Shannon is the most sought-after veteran. But he has a new goal, to marry Josie Monahan. He also feels responsibility for Andy Pickard, who he rescued from the Comanche. But tragedy changes Rusty's plans and bent on revenge, he pursues Josie's killer. But the trail he follows may lead him astray.