Raised by the Apache, a young boy joins the US Army and becomes a legend of the Old West.
Geronimo himself hears the baby crying in the burned-out campsite, surrounded by the bodies of the boy's family. Even as an infant, Mickey Free is too strong to die. For thirteen years, this white child is raised as an Apache, learning the ways of the greatest warriors to ever mount a horse, and taking their cause as his own. When he turns thirteen, Mickey attempts the Run of the Arrow, a warrior's ordeal that takes him across miles of desert wasteland with nothing but a mouthful of water to sustain him. Though he doesn't know it when he starts his journey, Mickey will be running for years to come.
Betrayed by one whom he trusted most, this blue-eyed Apache is forced out of the tribe and into the uniform of the US Army. As a scout, he will become a legend, and a terror to those who once called him brother.