Lydia Granger became a mail-order bride out of desperation. The man whose ad she answered admitted he was older, but also rich. He sent her $500 for the trip to Oregon City. When the wagon train arrived in Oregon City, she found her fiancé dead and all of his worldly possessions left to her in his will. Though she was sorry he was dead, his generosity not only amazed her but allowed her to make her dream come true. Now she could help all the injured and abandoned animals she found.
Max Caldwell is a Pinkerton agent. He’s after a murderer and thief who stole one hundred thousand dollars in diamonds murdered the man transporting them. Then he assumed the identity of the man he murdered, bank president Horace Belcher. Max’s wife was killed in Belcher’s escape and Max wants vengeance. Max suspects that he also murdered Lydia’s fiancé, but he can’t prove it. He needs Lydia’s help to trap the killer but the danger for her is real.
Will Max and Lydia be able to work together without their emotions getting in the way? Will the killer escape before Max can arrest him?