Cerca 1870 Brian Cole returns home after a long absence to find his uncle murdered. A stranger to the valley is suspected and Brian goes on the offensive.
He saves Sarah, owner of one of the ranches, when she is kidnapped. Brian has lived a lonely life for many years and begins to feel attracted to her. To complicate his feelings, his own life is saved by Molly, Sarah’s best friend. Meanwhile, to further make matters worse, one of his employees is also fond of Sarah.
Brian searches for answers about the stranger’s compulsion to grab all the ranches when it would appear that he could not use them all and discovers an intriguing plot. After he repulses an attack with huge loss to the enemy, Brian takes the offensive to town to try and end the stranger’s preying upon the ranchers. Complications arise for Brian who finds that his attractions to two different girls present a bigger problem.
The novel follows the progress of the romances of these young people while the events in the valley roll on. Combined with plenty of action, frontier justice, and romance, the novel is also enhanced by vivid descriptions of the western landscape, illustrating one reason why people endured such hardships to make a home there.
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Published November 26, 2010
Westerns, Literature & Fiction.