This is a story of the Kerry brothers, Ethan, Luther and Cole. Together they own the Bar K ranch outside of Uvalde, Texas in the late 19th century. Cole Kerry is a gunfighter of note, and after the town marshal is killed, he is hired on to be the interim town marshal. Ethan Cole is the head of the family, even though blinded by an accident several years earlier. As the story unfolds, he slowly begins to regain his sight. A notorious outlaw named Glory Van Camp is posing as a local minister, while his brother appears locally as the town bum. Joined by their stepfather, who owns a local ranch, and their stepsister Jinette Six, they plan to remove the Kerry family from the Bar K and take it over. I found this western novel to be a page-turner. The dialog was crisp and the settings were described as if the writer knows western history and locale. The author is a Spur Award winner, and it shows in his writing. This was my first Cotton Smith western and I will be looking to read his future novels. Highly recommended.