Dace Halston faces the hardest decision of his life. He must either honor a special friendship formed during his ranching days in the Oklahoma Territory or stay true to the code of the lawman he had sworn to uphold when they pinned the tin star to his vest. Dace's best friend George McClary, who married the only woman the lawman ever loved, had turned outlaw when the Territory was opened up for settlement. Now George wages a self-declared war on the newcomers who are turning the lush open rangeland into a checkerboard of fenced-off squares. Dace knows their encounter is inevitable. It will mean a duel between good friends who ended up on different sides of the law. And it is sure to be one hellfire of an Oklahoma showdown.