Henry Logan rides with a mission when he arrives in the border town of Nogales, Arizona Territory: Skiptracing the location of wealthy rancher Richard I. Parrish. Trust checks in his name have been faithfully cashed each month, but Richard has stopped responding to letters from his attorney. Henry is sent to find Parrish-dead or alive. A straightforward task; that is until Henry is mistaken for a famous gunslinger and falls under the feverish influence of the malaria he contracted in Cuba. Furthermore, his number one suspect is Parrish's wife, and the most alluring woman Henry has ever encountered. As his fever mounts, the lines blur between good and bad, friend and foe; and he must dig deep to prevail against the enemies that threaten his deep-seated ideals.
Frank Bonham was born in Los Angeles and educated at UCLA before serving in World War II. Bonham also wrote the Western novels Blood on the Land, Night Raid and Hardrock. His young adult novel Durango Street was an ALA Notable Book. The Eye of the Hunter was the last book he wrote before his death in 1988.