Cliff has been an attorney in Arizona for 35 years. He has served as an attorney for several communities in Arizona and has served as an elected member to a school board. During the Vietnam War, he served briefly in the U.S. Naval Reserves. He spent his formative years as a boy in New Mexico where he developed a love for the outdoors and small town life. His wife is an Arizona native. This book arose out of his great appreciation for the wonderful history of Arizona. He has flown private airplanes for many years and holds a private single and multi-engine pilot's license. He is an artist, working in pencil, charcoal, oils and acrylics. He and his wife, Jacqueline, have two married children, a daughter, Lori, and a son, Brian with five grandchildren. Both of his children are involved in Christian ministry. Jake Chandler is a boy of 17 when he and his Ma and Pa join a small wagon train headed for the Arizona Territory. Terrible, heart-breaking circumstances force Jake to spend a long winter living alone in a cave in the Chiricahua Mountains, hiding from the Apaches. In the spring, he finds Fort Bowie and as he is leaving to return to his mountain valley, a young prostitute named Becca comes running out to him, screaming for help from men who are beating her. In the days and weeks that follow, Jake tries to explain his faith in Christ to Becca, but stumbles badly in the effort. Becca has never heard of Christ, and if she is to believe, she must struggle through an overwhelming sense of inferiority, guilt and shame, then find Jake as she runs for her life from Big Kate, who wants her dead.