A ten year old boy is lost from a wagon train headed west. Saved by an Indian from starving. The Indian having lost his own son and family in a massacre raises him as his own giving him the name Chad’tu.
A few years later the Indian dies and Chad’tu is captured by a gunslinger while trying to steal his horse. The gunslinger, and also a gunsmith teaches Chad’tu the ways of the white man, along with how to use a pair of colt 44’s.
Later he is talked into becoming sheriff of Tombstone by the articulate Mayor.
Almost shot by Indians he makes friends by speaking with his Indian tongue. He falls in love with his friend’s sister. On an exploration of the Black Mountains He discovers the place to build their ranch. He marries his love Jaydeen and they settle and start a cattle ranch in a large valley of the Black Mountains in Indian territory.
One day he discovers a wolf pup abandoned by its mother. With care and love it grows into a huge grey wolf. They named him Track. They are wondrously happy until Chad’tu returns one day to find her gone, abducted by unknowns. He sets out to save his wife from a fate for which he has no idea. Angry and out for revenge he rides on their trail followed by Track.
Born in the early 1930’s in Weatherford, Oklahoma, a depression era baby. Raised in Oklahoma City and spent the summers on the farm in Hammond Oklahoma, until the age of ten, when I was transplanted to Bakersfield, California. Where I now live with my dog. A grey male hybrid wolf.
In 1878, Dodge City, Kansas, is a dangerous place to live. When six-year-old Cole Herbert wakes one morning to find his mother, Katherine, missing and his father, Clint, out riding posse with Wyatt Earp and Bat Masterson, he realizes just how dangerous it is.
Clint and Cole embark on a mission to find Katherine, but after an unsuccessful, eight-month search, they find their way to the Oklahoma Territory, where they plan to begin a new, more secure life. As years pass, father and son adjust to life on a small ranch. But when an old prospector knocks on their door and informs them that Katherine may have been spotted alive in the Arizona Territory, they revive their search and head to Waterhole, the small, gold-mining town where Katherine may be located.
Waterhole, Arizona, is home to Sal Gregorio, the ruthless town leader, who is not willing to share any of his information or his town with the Herberts. When Sal interferes with their attempt to leave town after realizing that he poses a definite threat to their lives, Clint and Cole must devise a plan to get everyone in their party—including a wounded man, a trusted friend, a drug addict, a stranger, and a pre-adolescent boy—out of town alive.