Brooks captures the grandeur of the American West in his evocative debut. In the mid-1950's, young archaeologist Catherine Lemay heads to Montana with a huge task before her. Working ahead of a major dam project, she has one summer to prove nothing of historical value will be lost before the canyon is flooded. When she arrives, she meets John H., a former mustanger and veteran of the U.S. Army's last mounted cavalry campaign. Living a fugitive life in the canyon, he inspires Catherine to see beauty in the stark landscape, and her heart opens to more than the vanished past. A sweeping romantic saga.