They call him Mister Skye He's big, he's tough, and he knows the West as few others do the trails, the people, the weather - everything from which a tenderfoot needs to be protected. Skye's biggest problem is protecting people from themselves. Mister Skye has agreed, reluctantly, to lead a party of missionaries to the Blackfoot Nation: to get there, they must pass through land controlled by the Crow and patrolled by the Cheyenne. To get there, they must also stop fighting among themselves, fighting about everything: about the Roman Catholic priest who joined their party, about Mister Skye's two Indian wives who are traveling with them, about the items Mister Skye insists must be left behind. To get to where they are going, the missionary party will have to survive, and without Mister Skye - drunk or sober - they have no chance at all.