When Mike Mallon saw his best friend shot and killed, he reacted. Unable to stay in Texas, he heads North and begins the dynasty known as the Double M Ranch in Corbit, Montana. Mike's best friend, Nevada Jennings, is more than willing to give up his life in Texas to help Mike begin anew.
- By leaving home, you're really on your own. Do you think running away will save your life? Look, I killed the leader of the Purcell gang. If I stay in Texas I'll be dead by the end of the week. I'm only eighteen for God's sake. I want to live my life, even if it means changing my name and leaving my family.
- Did you ever think you'd be arriving in Montana as a married man? That was the farthest thing from my mind. Then I met Janet and there was no other choice. I wanted her to stay in Wisconsin until I was settled in Montana, but she wouldn't hear of it. I don't know how Nevada and I would have survived that first winter without her.
- Just who is Nevada Jennings? Who is Nevada Jennings? That a good question. He's my best friend and my foreman, but as for who he is, I know he grew up in Philadelphia, at least he did until his mother died. About a year later he ended up on our ranch in Texas. From then on he became like another brother to me. Without him there would be no Double M. We've built it together, we run it together and without Nevada I could never begin to build this empire.
- How did the loss of Janet and Austin affect you? How would you handle it? Janet was my life, just as my children are. With her murdered and Austin missing, I really lost control of my life. Thank God Maggie McGee took Katie back to Wisconsin where she'd be safe. After I realize revenge wouldn't bring back those I'd lost, I came home to run my ranch and continue on in the best way possible.