Clint Black ran the biggest cattle operation in Montana. His Circle 45 spread controlled the best water, the richest graze, and he had his own personal army of cutthroats. And he didn't like competition. Only a fool could fail to see trouble when Smoke Jensen brought 3,500 head up from Colorado to sell to Black's neighbour. Jensen was willing to talk to the man, but Clint Black was more hard headed than sensible, more bloodthirsty than businesslike. So when he heard that Smoke was headed this way, he set up a little roadblock...backed by the biggest guns in the territory. Then he sent out the work to Smoke Jensen: Back down or die!