Wilderness explorer Jubal Sackett was the son of Barnabas Sackett, the first of that line to come to the New World. Jubal feared no man, nor did he back away from any challenge. His determination to blaze new trails took him across the vast savage North American continent where no white man had been before. Living and fighting among the Indian tribes, Jubal Sackett's urge to explore drove him westward, and when a Natchez priest asks him to undertake a nearly impossible quest, Sackett ventures into the endless grassy plains the Indians call the Far Seeing Lands. He seeks a Natchez exploration party and its leader, Itchakomi. It is she who will rule her people when their aging chief dies, but first she must vanquish her rival, the arrogant warrior Kapata. Sackett's quest will bring him danger from an implacable enemy ... and show him a life--and a woman--worth dying for.