Synopses & Reviews
Trueman Rock is a daring young cowboy and rider. Six years ago he had to leave the cowtown of Wagontongue because of a history of gunfights and run-ins with bad hombres. Since then, hes become a man who only uses his gun when he needs to, on rustlers and crooks. Now, hes returning to his hometown. But things have changed. The town and its people arent what they used to be. He expects to find some of his enemies there to welcome him, but instead finds theyre all dead. In their place is the Preston family.
The Prestons have just about taken over the town of Sunset Pass and reign supreme. But Trueman discovers that theres a brooding mystery surrounding the Preston clan, centered on Ash, the eldest son. Ash is a cold, vicious, and slippery man. Unfortunately for Trueman, he finds himself falling in love with Thiry Preston, Ashs sister. Ash holds a jealous love for her and shell do just about anything he says, and hes ruined more than one love-struck cowboy before Trueman came along.
Trueman Rock's quest to win over the girl hes fallen for brings him face-to-face with the sinister true face of the Preston clan and their control of Wagontongue, and he must confront them to be with Thiry and save the town he loves. Sunset Pass, first published in 1931, is another dramatic tale of the West by Zane Grey.
About the Author
was born Pearl Zane Gray in Zanesville, Ohio, in 1872. He took his first trip to Arizona in 1907 and, following his return, wrote and published his first western, The Heritage of the Desert
. More than 109 films have been based on his work, a record that remains unbroken. He died in 1939 at his home in California.