Blue Mitchell wasn't expecting much when he drifted into Carrizozo, a hot, dry town on the edge of hell. Protecting a man was easy work. But what Blue Michell got was a lot more than he bargained for. Bullets flew and blood spilled. And the lean, young cowboy found courage he never knew he had when he was caught in the middle of a desperate battle for land and cattle high on the sun-baked mesa where tempers and temperatures ran branding-iron hot. There was only one kind of justice in that wild landscape -- and it came at the end of a gun.