Cody is living with way too much history. For him, the city is hot in more ways than one. With little ahead but trouble, he packs up and sets out to find the only half-way normal family he has—his mother’s brother, the one she refuses to talk about, way out in the wild, wild west.
What he finds when he gets there seems almost too good to be true. He can overlook a hostile cousin or two for a second chance at a life. But it’s hard to outrun the past.
Allies and enemies, love and trouble, Cody fights for that new life, and pays dearly for it.
In the end, the question has to be faced: is a kid forever branded his past? Or can he really choose the man he’ll live inside for the rest of his life? [from author web site]