Book two in Brody's Adventures.
It's 1881, and 15-year-old Brody Martin has taken refuge in Indian territory from the Miller clan. The Millers are accusing him of horse-thieving and murder, and they don't care who they hurt to find him.
Brody is hired on by Joseph, a Cherokee Indian, to help run his trap lines in the wilderness. Just as he starts to feel safe, he stumbles across a dying man and finds out there are worse things than being separated from his family and wanted for murder.
With enemies ready to ambush him in Fort Smith and pure evil stalking through the woods, Brody has to pick his path carefully, or he may end up trapped.