He is Sean, a champion, the biggest, handsomest son of Big Red, the famous Irish setter. Bursting with the instinct to hunt, Sean frets in his pampered kennel life and longs for the wild. Then suddenly his life changes. He finds himself on his own in the Wintapi wilderness, lost, his human protectors gone. An outlaw, he is hunted and shot at by the hill men. How Sean learns to survive amid constant danger, how he challenges a coyote killer to save his mate, is a stirring tale of bravery and an exciting wilderness adventure. It is also the heartwarming story of another unwilling outlaw—the boy who loves Sean and wants him for his own.