“You were born into a cruel world, David, and there are times when you have to be tough to journey through it, but be sure of one thing. Be proud of your journey…” Dave Rand often thought on these words spoken by his mother after they’d heard his father had been killed in the Civil War. A few years later his mother and step-father were murdered and Dave left Colorado.
A decade later, government agent Dave Rand returns to Colorado. The Milk Creek Massacre has left a legacy of hatred. Caught between land-hungry settlers and war-hungry Utes, Rand’s only hope is to tell the truth. This world may be cruel, but at least he can be proud of the way he journeys through it.