Rafe Caradecâ€”gambler, wanderer, soldier of fortuneâ€”was as hard a man as the battlefields and waterfronts of Latin America could fashion, but he was as good as his word. As Charles Rodney lay dying in a dank shipâ€™s foâ€™câ€™sle, Rafe swore to make sure that Rodneyâ€™s Wyoming ranch went to his daughter, Ann. In Painted Rock, Wyoming, Caradec found land for a man to love, miles of rolling grasslands and towering mountains. He also found that one of the most ruthless men in the territory had set his sights on both Rodneyâ€™s ranch and his daughter. But Rafe Caradec had given his word, and once heâ€™d looked deep into Ann Rodneyâ€™s eyes, nothing short of death would stop him from keeping the promise heâ€™d made.