One man proves his worth in this Ralph Compton western... When the Apache surrounded the settlement of Alma, New Mexico, the "e;respectable"e; townsfolk began hanging those who weren't. Town drunk Eddie Oates was lucky to be banished from the town, left for the Apaches to kill. Oates never thought he was a survivor. But now, he's discovered a reason to go onand he's about to unleash a raging fury upon those who would prey on the helpless, the hopeless, and those who others think aren't worth fighting for...More Than Six Million Ralph Compton Books In Print!From the Paperback edition.