First Edition. Second book in Frank Waters' Pikes Peak saga, set in turn-of-the-century Colorado Springs, a place prospering from the mining boom and a growing tourist interest. Dauntless Joseph Rogier, obsessed with the gold of the mountain enlists his son-in-law Jonathan Cable in his mining schemes. However, Cable leaves for Navajo country with his young son. Rogier continues to invest in his mines, no matter the cost. Waters is best known for his fiction and non-fiction dealing with the American Southwest. Near Fine in Very Good dustjacket, nicking and mild wear to spine ends and flap corners.