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The railroad's drive to close the great distances of the wild American West was treacherous. John Ryan was hired to troubleshoot and grew to admire the Indian way of life. Before long he'd be forced to choose between the old and the new, between a passionate white woman and a Cherokee maiden.
The town took shape like a wintry mirage. On a wooded creek bank Ryan reined his gelding to a halt. He sat studying the distant buildings.
A light February snowfall covered the plains....