A plague of rattlesnakes descends on parts of the frontier, striking terror in the hearts of local farmers and ranchers. General Sherman, representing the federal government, once again seeks out the services of his two most reliable scouts, cowpunchers Durken and McFee. Content with their current occupation working for cattle baron Homer Eldridge, the ex-Union scouts are reluctant to answer the general’s summons. Such past missions have led them straight into encounters with the supernatural in truly horrific ways.
This new assignment is no different, as the two must lead a cavalry company into the heart of Indian Territory seemingly infested with poisonous reptiles. Their primary goal: discover the reason for this plague and whether it is merely nature gone wild or something a great deal more sinister.
Author Fred Adams Jr. once again blends authentic Western action with gut-wrenching horror as he weaves a twisted, nightmarish tale of slithering terror that will keep listeners up late at night.