Sam Wager knows trouble when he sees it. Escaping it is a different matter. Two gunmen brace him in the Little Shanghai Saloon and try to hire him for a grisly job. He has no choice but to play along, especially when he meets the beautiful young woman the gunmen are using him to drive out of hiding. Sarah Martin steals his heart and makes the idea of running away unthinkable. But he has never played such a dangerous game. The territory's candidate for governor is a corrupt and dangerous man with secrets to protect. And he won't rest until everyone who knows the truth is dead.