Guns of the Canyonlands Author:Ralph Compton, Joseph A. West Gunfighter Chance Tyree never looks for trouble. But with his reputation as a lethal gunfighter, trouble has a habit of finding him. In the Utah canyonlands, Chance ends up at the wrong end of a rope after he's accused of being a hired killer - and he's saved from the hangman by Owen Fowler. Fowler knows what it's like to... more » be punished for another man's crime. He spent nine years in prison for a murder he didn't commit, and now he's come home to start over.
That's something local rancher Quirt Laytham will never allow. He's making a play to take over Fowler's old property, and killing is a small price to pay. On the run from Laytham's men, the new friends hole up with a grizzled cowman and his daughter, and learn that Laytham's sinister ambitions reach even further than they thought. Now, with a dangerous land-grabber determined to take them down, and a corrupt sheriff coming for blood, Tyree's lightning-fast draw is the only chance they have left....« less
The author(s) - not sure exactly how much Ralph Compton wrote before he died and how much Joseph A. West wrote to finish it up - really do focus on moving the story along while also providing lots of adventure, action and gun play - perfect! This story would make a great movie. The author(s) really do know how to bring the story to life - it flows along perfectly with very good descriptive passages, just like a classic B- Western should. Highly recommended.