Josiah Ward was a dead man still walking the face of the earth. Eat, sleep, hunt and killahe rode only to serve the twin Colt .45s that hung on his hips. Kill or be killed; betrayed by the woman he loved, he no longer cared. It was all the same to him. Dead of heart, dead of soul, he was Death. Cross him and die. Bess OaReilly: once a proud beauty, now cook in a frontier restaurant, her face destroyed by a shotgun blast at point-blank range. Convicted of her sins by God, she lives for the day when she can set right what she once did wrong. Kind-hearted and caring, only a handful of her friends know her true story, a story that must be re-written if she is ever to know peace andathe sleepy town of Snake Ridge: where Death and New Life meet.