Earned or not, Roger Rathburn had developed a sinister reputation as an outlaw and a gunman. Now, there was a price on his head, so Rathburn made his way to the forbidding Arizona desert where he was forced to live like the animal for which he was nicknamed - The Coyote. But a man who learns to live in a hot, dry, lonely desert leans a few other things along the way. And The Coyote could confront his enemies with the stillness of an animal facing his prey, and a deadly calm. A man learns a few things - and Rathburn would use them to his benefit. After all, he couldn't very well ask the girl he loves to marry him until he can guarantee a life of peace and harmony.