When Steve Merritt and Clint Davidson fought Comanches for the U.S. Army at Fort Phantom Hill, the future was clear and bright. Then came the Civil War. Merritt went North, Davidson went South, and both made their own separate journeys through hell. When Merritt returned to Phantom Hill, he found a town full of angry ex-Confederates and Davidson's wife and child abandoned on their struggling ranch. Merritt was determined to find out what happened to his old friend, and to make the ranch prosper. But someone in a nearby town wanted him dead, and no one wanted him around. A bitter and deadly past still haunted Phantom Hill-and the time had come for one last desperate fight...