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Now married, Paul McAllister and Anna Jaramillo McAllister, continue building their fledgling Estancia into the refuge they’ve dreamed of. Where family, friends, and employees can live a life safe from the violence of daily life in the wilderness of the New Mexico Territory.

Surrounded by high desert mountains, roving hostile Indians, and bushwhackers, Paul and Anna struggle to overcome devious plots, far and near, as well as the mysterious villains behind those plots. Building levees, planting crops, driving cattle, digging for gold, and advancing the use of existing technology rapidly become intertwined with ferreting out robbers, kidnappers, and murderers.

With the help of family and friends, along with the legendary men and women they meet in their travels, Paul and Anna meet all challenges and challengers head on.

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