The river in which he had nearly drowned trying to cross loomed suddenly before him. It was raging just as high and wild as before.
Behind him, still out of sight, he knew the friends of his prisoner were riding hell-for-leather to rescue him. He looked around desperately for a place to fort up and make a stand. Scattered forest was the only visible cover. He would be easily surrounded there. Then it would be just a matter of time before someone snuck in close enough to get a clear shot at him.
Caught in these deadly straits with his prisoner in tow, Nate Reed must find a way to escape, but neither his unusual scruples as a bounty hunter nor the badge in his pocket can help him this time…