Mail-order Lawman Author:Nat B. Hatcher Matthew Maxom was awkward, ungainly and sleepy-looking - a fit specimen for an initiation by the Law and Order Committee destined to send him back to herding cattle. Even Hoss Gilmore, the sheriff who had just hired Maxom as a deputy, could say no better of him than: "Looks like a hip-shot plow horse a-dozin' at the hitch rack." — The sheriff was... more » already being harassed by the new and mysterious owner of the Delta Ranch, who was threatening to stir up a range war; and by his niece Katherine Gilmore, editor of the weekly newspaper, who kept writing poison pen editorials about the brutality of overbearing lawmen. Now the extra worry of a useless deputy was more than Hoss could stomach.
An action-packed Western from the first hazing of its mail-order lawman to his final showdown with the man who had robbed him of his ranch and started him on the deputy trail.« less