His speech was slurred, his eyes wide with terror. He wasn't even aware of the trickle of drool from the corner of his mouth. He wasn't capable of even understanding the terrible crimes of which he had been accused. He couldn't comprehend why anyone would think he had done such things. He was aware only of the rough rope around his neck and the hatred of the men who were about to hang him. Only one man stood between the simple-minded victim and certain death. Pinkerton range detective Levi Hill must find out who was committing the heinous crimes around Lander, while protecting the one everyone seemed determined to blame, just because he was an easy target.