- "Timber country -- it's the perfect environment for murder."
- — Tagline, from the front cover
Crosscut, Oregon, is a town divided. Two rival lumber mills are in fierce competition, while the tension between pro- and anti-logging forces threatens to tear Crosscut apart. And when an explosion at one mill claims the life of its owner, the police charge Callie Shaw's uncle, environmentalist Stan Shaw, with the murder!
Frank and Joe refuse to let Stan take the fall. But the land around Crosscut is rough country -- and the men in it are even rougher. Before the boys can clear Stan's name, they'll have to clear a path through a dangerous world of chain saws and bulldozers, dynamite and double barreled