When Alan Craig’s father was shot years ago, there was no doctor in Coffin Gap to help him. Now Alan has returned with his medical degree to what has become a thriving town. But Jada MacQueen’s hydraulic mining has polluted the lowland waterways and killed part of the range, and Alan has his hands full trying to head off a possible typhoid epidemic – which means cleaning up the mine. And MacQueen’s not the only one against Alan – there’s also Bowie French. French used to be Alan’s best friend, but now he’s the biggest rancher in the area, and he doesn’t like the way Alan’s interfering with his plan either. Between the two of them, MacQueen and French aim to show Alan just how dangerous it can be to come home again.