J. J. Farman claimed that the vast expanse of Texas Flat was his. And to prove it, he had Farman's Enforcers and a band of hardcase gunslingers patrolling there. Dave Bradford knew that Texas Flat was legally open range - and that the only chance of driving his cattle to sale was right through it. Dave was a peaceable man, but he couldn't afford to take the long way around. Texas Flat might be his grave . . . but it was Texas Flat or the end of him as a rancher.