Wade Cruze and his hardcase crew were in Spanish Flat, and were loaded for bear. Because their herd was on its way to town also, but under another man’s brand and prodded by an equally gun-quick crew. Marshal Six knew he’d need every bit of his trigger talent and lawman cunning to keep that restless bunch from shooting the town to pieces before their real targets arrived.
Marshal Jeremy Six of Spanish Flat shot Ma’s Marriner's husband, Buel, while he was robbing the town’s bank. Neither Ma nor her ornery son Cleve were going to let that go unavenged. But Six added insult to injury by tossing Cleve into the calaboose. So Ma gathered up the clan and all their thirty plus border-rider friends, and the whole pack of them set out to skin Jeremy's hide once and for all.
Dan Sweet promised Ben Gaultt to drive four thousand head of beef across the blazing Arizona desert. But there were too many people who didn’t want that beef to market. Nate Ringabaugh gave Sweet his first warning. Miles Littlejack had grimly fought Sweet for authority and Owen Mingo was doing his best to whip the crew into a mutiny. On waited in the shadows knowing Dan sweet had to die!
Colonel Mallory loved busting young lieutenants like dried sticks. So when he arrived at Fort Dragoon, he gave every lowdown, scum-eating duty in the outfit to Lieutenant Ben Hannibal. The colonel's orders were get Apache chief Togomasai: dead or alive. But Mallory and Hannibal knew they'd be looking down each other's gun barrels long before that!
John Paradise arrived in town the same time as a government payroll amounting to sixty-five thousand dollars in gold. And then Harry Rose arrived with his entourage in Spanish Flat. The gathered talent in town made the marshal itch. Then as four men were shot dead and the payroll disappeared, Marshal Jeremy Six knew he was refereeing a free-for-all between two bands of professional bandits.
This powerful historical novel tells the story of Burt Mossman and the near-legendary force he commanded—the ruthlessly effective Arizona Rangers. Under Captain Mossman, these men performed the herculean task of taming the Arizona Territory in preparation for its statehood in 1912. His dramatic contest with Augustin Chacon, the Indian bandit who was the scourge of the Southwest and Mossman’s foe.
One of the best heroes of western fiction is once again engaged in a battle that he would prefer to avoid. Buchanan is a peaceable man; however, the rest of the world is not. A man named Bradbury sent for him but there is no question that it was not to act as a hired gun, for Bradbury knew that Buchanan could not be hired to kill, even though he would not hesitate to do so if the cause was right.
Will Brady. A professional scout for the U.S. Army in Arizona, he has tasted the worst of the Indian wars and has no more stomach for fighting. With only a few days remaining on his contract, the local Coyotero Apaches bust loose, spilling blood from Fort Dragoon to the Arrowhead Mountains. Brady's job is to stop the killing and bring the Apaches back to the reservation. It will be his last job.
Jeremy Six, marshal of Spanish Flat, knew it was going to be tough enough to silence four drunken gunslingers raising the devil in a local saloon. But the blizzard brought the chilly-eyed killer riding in from the outlaw trail and the two-legged wolves from their rangeland hideouts. They’d all be playing hell in Spanish Flat. It would be up to Jeremy to survive … the night it rained bullets!
It was a hot, summer in Spanish Flat, and Marshal Jeremy Six figured on the usual amount of trouble. Until Ben Sarasen rode into town...Where Sarasen walked, so did trouble. Jeremy knew, there would have to be a showdown – and either he or Saracen wouldn't come out of it alive.