Light shelf wear to edges and covers. Spine has creases and tilt. Remnants of a price label on back cover. Pages tight. 486 pages. MMP Binding. Year: 1999. ISBN: 0446607193. Carl Herbold is a cold-blooded psychopath who has just escaped the penitentiary where he was serving a life sentence. Bent on revenge, he's going back to where he began-Blewer County, Texas. Born deaf, lately widowed, Anna Corbett fights to keep the ranch that is her son's birthright, unaware that she is at the center of Herbold's horrific scheme-and that her world of self-imposed isolation is about to explode. Drifter Jack Sawyer arrives at Anna's ranch asking for work, hoping to protect the innocent woman and her son from Herbold's rage. But Sawyer can't outrun the secrets that stalk him-or the day or reckoning awaiting them all.