Mike Kearby brings young readers another well- paced Western novel set in
Young-Man-Listens, a nine-year old Comanche, is captured by slavers and sold to a travelling circus where the nefarious Shelly McDuff cages him and bills him to gawkers as "The Last Renegade – Chief Raging Bull" for two years. Then the show rolls into Sheriff Miller's Territory. Miller's eleven-year-old son, Jake, immediately sees through the injustice of the imprisonment and sets the young Comanche free whereupon the two plus Marty scat on a trail of hiding, hunting, capture, a fight (partially aided by Walter the dog), and ultimate salvation by Jake's father. Young-Man-Listens eventually relents on the impulse of worst vengeance and rides off toward home in
Mack White's illustrations seem influenced by Nast cartoons and Hank the Cowdog.