Another great story by one of my favorite authors. Keeps your attention and moves quickly. A much better ending than "Spanish Blood"
This is a good western for all ages. Cattle rustlers, cowboys, shoot outs and bucking horses! This is a typical Western novel that is action packed and lots of fun to read. A retired livestock detective thinks he is going to Wyoming to retire but soon finds himself pursuing a gang of cattle rustlers. Forced to team up with a man he hates in order to track down the thieves and murderers, Claude Duval still finds time to pursue a pretty gal named Correen. Ride hard with him and Lone Wolf when they take on the SNOWY RANGE GANG.
Someone's rustled Bob Steck's prine brahmas- and now he wants them back. He wants his old buddy Claude Duval, to help him. Claude moved away from Texas so he could leave his hard reputation as a tough stock detective behind him forever. He tries saying no-and meaning it-until Steck shows him a large caliber shell casing found in the fist of a Texas cowboy murdered by the brahma rustlers.
A shell casing in a dead man's hand...
The sign of Wolf Wolverton
Wolverton's style was to simply assassinate a rustler from a distance with a distinctive long-range target rifle-a Sharp's Creedmoor Model 1837. Wolverton was the most rustless-and successful-range detective around.
But Wolverton had to do eleven years in prison for killing an innocent cowboy by mistake; Dusty Sanderson, Claude's partner and best friend. Wolverton has just been pardoned; and it looks like he's come to Wyoming and joined the infamous Snowy Range Gang hiding out in the Medicine Bow Mountains.
Claude signs up with Steck right away-it's time to make good his vow to destroy Dusty's killer. But it's not going to be that simple.