Man From Durango
A Western DuoLarge Print - 2013
In “Prairie Guns” homesteaders have taken up land on the plains of Colorado that were formerly free range. Cattle baron Colton Miller and his hired gun riders hate the homesteaders, especially Buff Brady and Luther Hart, two former cowboys who hope eventually to throw their quarter-sections together to form a cattle ranch, but are viewed as traitors by the cattlemen. When the daughter of a murdered homesteader offers to sell her small herd of cattle to Brady and Hart, they can only afford to buy it on a term basis over three years. But in this Miller sees his chance to frame the two for rustling and swears out warrants against them. Once they are arrested and jailed, their buildings are dynamited. What Miller doesn?t expect is the ferocity with which the two will fight back to hold on to the land that is lawfully theirs. Bent Ander in “Man from Durango” returns to Texas after several years of living as a fugitive in Mexico. Simply known as Durango, he hopes to find work with a trail drive north. In the small ranching town of Winterset, where the Clancys not only control the largest cattle ranch in the area, but also have the townspeople living in terror of them, Durango finds himself in a confrontation with Nate Clancy. Everyone in town advises Durango to ride out, except the town council, who want him to replace the town marshal who had been shot in a gunfight with the Clancys. But if he does stay, it will mean a battle with the Clancys, one with the odds in their favor.
Publisher: Thorndike, Maine, Center Point Large Print,, 2013.
Edition: Large print edition.
Characteristics: 333 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.