The night the boy was born, lightning knocked down the tree next to the wagon, but never touched the mother in labor. She named the boy Lightning of God. By the time he turned 12, he’d strapped on a gun and killed his own pa for beating his ma to death. Lightning of God. Real Lee chose Lightning to be his deputy at Payson, Arizona. And a year later, Real disappeared. Lightning of God had to keep the peace in Payson and find Real Lee at the same time. He called on Jaime Sparrow, a Jicarilla Apache who lived on Wolf Wilder’s ranch. Then a gunman named Will Trask rode into town to work for King Elliott, pushing along his plans to take over Payson for himself. Lightning’s just 18, but when he strikes, things explode.