Twenty years after the first nuclear electromagnetic pulse bomb detonates above the North American continent, a passionate hunger for marriageable partners grips the younger generation of the Decker Ranch. Decker Ranch has taken in so many vagabonds that the crush of residents spawns a new craze for its marriageable young people. They hook up in odd places in their desperate search for what lust offers them. They invest time, devotion, patience and caring in order to find that special person they can hold for a lifetime.
Outlaws roam the land stealing livestock, women, wagon trains, and ranch complexes. The Decker horse herd is rustled during the fall migration along with the women of the cart supply train. A rescue mission is attempted. Will it be successful? Will the lusty young men seeking brides find sexy women able to give them what they need?