In „Forlorn River”, young Ben Ide is cast out by his rich dad, branded a wild horse hunter and possible rustler. Ide befriends a wounded man, whom he nicknames „Nevada.” Ide does the same for „Modoc,” an Indian he pulls out of a saloon. All three men form bonds of loyalty in their isolated state as they hunt wild horses in the California wilderness. Then the love of Ben’s youth returns after being away at college and an evil man has become his fathers partner and has spread lies about Ben. To win his lady love, he must clear his name and make good of his life. Many people believe in him and that is essential to his belief in himself. A wonderful, classic western romance. Beautiful descriptions of the American West, written in 1927, for people who had never seen or experienced its beauty and majesty.