'A sowbelly bridegroom!' That's what Holt Bannerman had called Tom Carmody a year ago when Tom wanted to marry Holt's daughter. The rich rancher had ordered Ruth home. She obeyed... and Tom left the territory. Now Tom was back. This time he had a trainload of prize cattle and a plan to make Holt lick his boots. Bannerman held a lease on Snaketrack, the only worthwhile grazing land on the range... but the lease was up for renewal. If Tom could take possession of Snaketrack, he'd be in the chips and Bannerman would be ruined. Tom figured maybe this matter of his women and Bannerman's land could be settled without bloodshed. But if it couldn't be, he had another answer: Gunplay!