As far back as memory went, rivalry had rubbed between Yuma and his Apache brother Cipriano like a naked knife. A day came when that struggle exploded into hatred. Now the Southwest wasn't big enough for both of them. Yuma and the party of stranded stagecoach travelers he had rescued were caught at a dwindling water hole in the fiery desert, surrounded by Cipriano and his band. Faced with life-and-death decisions, courage showed its face in the strangest places.