Blood Trail to Kansas Author:Robert Lake Hard work, good graze and raw gumption. That's what it took Ted Shea to build his Montana spread and he had a fine herd of prime beef to show for it. He aimed to bring them south to the Kansas railhead and get top dollar for his trouble, but he didn't reckon on the killing greed of Max Venable and his gang of thievin' cutthroats. They already... more » scared off most of his hands and rustled a fair number of head-now they were after his whole herd.
With local cowpokes too spooked to ride with Shea, the tough rancher and everything he owned looked like goners for sure until Dan Parmalee drifted into town. A gunman and gambler with a sharp eye and taste for long odds, he signed on to help Shea get his cattle south. It wasn't long before the plains exploded with black powder and hot lead. Clenching cold iron in their fists and rawihde reins in their teeth, the two drovers cut through a dusty hell of crossfire and stampede, knowing' the cow trail would soon run red with rustlers' blood...and maybe their own!« less