This is a Western novel about a man who is very good with a gun and takes every opportunity to use that gun to see that justice is done. This book has more action than most Westerns, plus the action is believable. It is a good read for Western lovers. More
Ty Hardin is very good with a gun. Working alone, Ty recovers some cattle from a gang of herd-cutters. Ty then decides to use his skill with a gun on the side of law and order. Ty becomes a town marshal, a bounty hunter, and town marshal again. When Ty is told he has cancer he decides to go to California to see the ocean before he dies. The trip to California turns out to be very interesting. Ty frees a town from a gang that has taken it over. When Ty stops for a meal with a farmer he discovers that the farmer will be called out and killed by a gunfighter who has been hired for the job. Ty takes the farmers place in the gunfight and then convinces the range hog to not try that again. When Ty finds a young widow who has no ranch hands and no way to hire any, he stays there to help for a while. Ty falls in love with the widow, but does not let his feelings be known because of the cancer. When Ty is told by another doctor that he does not have cancer that opens the door for him to marry the young widow. That is, if he can get past the gunman who has been brought in to kill him.