It's 1954. In this Western cowboy novel, six Old West cowboys and a 10-year-old boy meet for a weekly cribbage game. While the old men spin tales of days gone by on the trail, a real-life adventure stirs around them. The boy with the red-straw cowboy hat, cap gun, and leather bullet belt with silver-painted wooden bullets remembers it well. Maybe he wasn't born 100 years too late.