Few men were able to match Mark Counter’s Herculean strength. And then Tiny Crumble came along...Then a robbery took place—one that could only have been committed by a man of exceptional strength. As Dusty Fog, Mark Counter, and the Ysabel Kid looked down at the shattered skull of the victim of the crime, they began to wonder if the ‘Gentle Giant’ was really as gentle as he seemed...
Dusty Fog knew it was big trouble this when he agreed to become marshal of Mulrooney, Kansas—knew it and accepted it because he had good men at his back. Yet it seemed that not even the combined talents of Dusty Fog, Mark Counter, the Ysabel Kid, Waco and gambler Frank Derringer could handle the feud between Freddie Woods and her chief rival in the saloon business, Buffalo Kate.
Karl Mallick was a genius at the real estate business. Anybody who was reluctant to sell at his price had his mind changed by Mallick's Double K gun thugs. Then Mallick hit a snag. Three Texans were waiting at the Lasalle ranch: The Ysabel Kid was one of the men. Mark Counter was another. The third man was small and insignificant looking . . . His name was Dusty Fog!
Mark Counter had an eye for a beautiful woman—but he met two ladies who came close to making him change his ways. The first was Martha Jane Canary. The second was the lady outlaw, Belle Starr. Mark wanted to help thinking he could keep the ladies apart. But Belle and Calamity had different ideas. When they met, the fur began to fly—and Mark was caught in the middle of the battle!
The war with the North was over, but Texas was still a battleground. Outlaw bands ravaged whole towns, drenching the Border Country with blood. Deadliest of all was the silent band of knife-artists know as "the Bad Bunch". The Floating Outfit were all that stood between Texas and the law of the blade! But even Fog, Counter and the Ysabel Kid found The Bad Bunch a mite trickier than expected!
Mark Counter made his living breaking wild horses. Taming wild women was another story altogether. And "wild" was too tame a word for the likes of Mary Jane Canary, Madame Bulldog and the notorious outlaw know the world over as Calamity Jane...
When Churn Wycliffe’s gang killed Sailor Sam Carol, Mark Counter of Ole Devil Hardin’s legendary Floating Outfit swore to bring them to justice. In the end Mark found Wycliffe a prisoner of the Kaddo Indians, doomed to die by torture. But Mark aimed to take his old friend’s killer in for trial … even if he had to lick the whole Kaddo tribe to do it.
He was big, blond and dangerous. From the top of his low-brimmed Stetson to the soles of his cowhide boots, he was one hundred percent fighting man. A member of the legendary Floating Outfit and right-hand man to the Rio Hondo gun wizard, Dusty Fog, Mark Counter was a man to be reckoned with. A man whose second name was trouble!
The wagon train was heading for Backsight, the people looking to the West and a new home. Only Colonel Raines and his scout, Tom Blade, knew the dangers. Then Blade was killed in an ambush, and Raines rode into Hammerlock to get help from the law. He found four men who had been friends of Tom Blade. Three tall Texans-the fourth was a small and insignificant-looking cow hand named Dusty Fog.
Since Thad Toon had put the ‘Indian sign’ on Ben Holland’s spread, no cowhand would ride with the Rocking H’s trail drive. Just to make sure, a rough-cut gang of killers had been hired to keep it that way. Then Dusty Fog and the Floating Outfit rode into Granite City, and Dusty decided to take up the dare … and teach the Double T what Texas trail-bossing was all about!