California Author:DanaFuller Ross This book is the sixth in the Wagons West series. — Here, caught by dreams of a land bursting with the promise of gold, strong men and courageous women struggle across the frontier to gamble their last dollars in overnight boom towns or to die at the merciless hands of outlaws. — Rick Miller, newly victorious in both love and war, moves with his b... more »ride to California, to become sheriff of Sacramento Valley. No stranger to courage or to the circuitous routes of the criminal mind, he strives for law and order in a land where no depravity is too low, where gold fever spawns dreams of quick millions, strong whiskey and wanton women.
But when Rick's bride is murdered by bandits, he must avenge her death and rid the valley of her killers. Joined by former wagon-master Whip Holt, he meets Melissa Austin-a red-haired Texas beauty sold into slavery by the man she loves-and the three join together to try to staunch the greed and violence that threaten to destroy this promised land.« less