When a family is found brutally murdered deep in the tribal lands of the Quapaw in the new state of Oklahoma, evidence leads fledgling Deputy U.S. Marshal Jubal Smoak to suspect the outlaw Crow Redhand. But the savagery of the murders doesn’t add up for that of a common cattle thief and bank robber, only that he knew the victims. The locals say a legendary demon has awakened, come to terrorize the Downstream People. Smoak, in his pursuit of Redhand, encounters a young widow and a cattle baron both of whom have a deadly connection to a mysterious drifter. The trail of signs leads Smoak deeper into the Indian legend. Intrigue and the unexpected arise in Dire Wolf of the Quapaw.