The setting of the book is in the Blue Ridge Mountains of western Virginia. It concerns the settling of an old man's estate by its heirs, his two sons. The two sons expected it to be a very simple matter to handle the disposition of the small estate consisting of a two room mountain cabin and a few acres of land on the side of a mountain. Little did they dream what a hard and exciting task it would be. Mystery and mayhem occurred at "Pop's cabin" as the two brothers referred to it. They found themselves involved in "wild west" excitement through no fault of theirs. Never in their wildest dreams would they have expected to encounter such excitement as occurred to them in their efforts to settle the estate centered around "Pop's cabin." The reader will be wondering what will happen next to the two brothers.