High rivers, storms, rustlers, and gunslingers - not to mention the trouble you'll find in Missouri.... That's what Jake Wetherby and his young brothers had to look forward to as they drove a thousand longhorns up from Texas to St. Louis. The Shawnee Trail was long, dusty, and filled with problems. The Cherokees wanted money for crossing their land, the thieves wanted to steal their cattle, and the outlaws just wanted to kill.
But Jake didn't survive the move from Tennessee to Texas and the loss of his parents for nothing. Though there was little law and plenty of trouble, he aimed to keep his small family alive. It would take more than blood and bullets to bring him down.