The famous horsebreeding country in the west, and that particular livelihood as raw material for another long, lusty novel -- popularly contrived. Particularly crazy about horses are Larry Hanrahan, breeder and vet, and Fleace Teller, with whom he falls in love. Fleace is also wanted by Mallard, the local gambling house operator, and when Larry is unable to save her prize Arab, she turns to Mallard, almost marries him when a snowbound week changes her mind. Comes the anthrax epidemic which had been threatening -- and Larry, at first unwilling to release an experimental vaccine he'd worked out, finally agrees, saves animals at cost of own life. Lusty, masculine, fast pace.