Eighteen gold diggers. A girl in a robe with a hatchet. The richest man in Deer Hollow.
On a cold night in March in the tiny town of Deer Hollow, two trappers carry a young girl, half dead, to the local doctor's home. Her name is Montana Brennan and she is about to bring a world of revenge down upon those who viciously murdered her family.
Daniel Hawthorn is the richest man in Deer Hollow, which is also why he's still single. It's hard to find a worthy bride among all the gold diggers. Five minutes before noon on Lottery Day, a gorgeous woman wearing nothing more than a thin white robe walks up to him and enters her name in the lottery. She assumes he's the magistrate because she doesn't know who he is. Daniel takes a leap of faith and signs up with seconds to spare. He knows he's gotten more than he bargained for when she takes him to the General Store and immediately buys guns, knives, and hatchets. And on one of the rifles she has a name carved, that of Thomas Brennan.