He was a white man as cunning as any Indian, a brooding man who trusted in nothing but his weapon and his horse. Shalako was determined to cress the bleak Sonoran Desert - the Apaches' killing ground - by himiself. But then he came across a European hunting party, and a brave and beautiful woman, stranded and defenseless. Shalako know that he had to stay and help them survive. For somewhere out there was a deadly Apache warrior...and he had the worst kind of death in mind for them all.