Synopses & Reviews
Clay Bell spent the last six years fighting Indians, rustlers, and the wilderness itself to make the B-Bar ranch the prize of the Deep Creek Range. But Jud Devitt, a ruthless speculator from the East, now threatens everything Clay has worked for. Devitt, holding a contract with the Mexican Central to deliver railroad ties, wants to harvest timber off the land where Clay grazes his cattle. Backing Devitt are shady politicians, a dishonest banker, and fifty of the toughest lumberjacks in the county. But as Colleen Riley, Devitts fiancée, realizes the brutal game hes playing, her disapproval of his actions, and Clay Bells obvious integrity and charm, pull her toward a destiny that will tip the scales in their bloody battle over timber and cattle.
From the Paperback edition.
Used to getting whatever he wants, Jud Devitt plans on driving Clay Bell's cattle out of Deep Creek so that he can set up a logging operation there.
About the Author
Louis L’Amour is the only novelist in history to receive both the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Congressional Gold Medal. He has published ninety novels; twenty-seven short-story collections; two works of nonfiction; a memoir, Education of a Wandering Man; and a volume of poetry, Smoke from This Altar. There are more than 300 million copies of his books in print.