Hopalong receives a message from the dead and rides in search of a cold-blooded killer.
Originally published under the pen name "Tex Burns", this is the fourth of the Hopalong Cassidy novels, a rousing tale of the famed gunslinger's search for the coldblooded killers who murdered his friend. Its swift action, hard-fought justice and frontier courage are telling reminders of the talent and timelessness of L'Amour's tales of the Old West.
A desperate call for hep sends Hopalong Cassidy to the aid of a fellow cowpuncher Pete Melford. But when he arrives Cassidy finds his friend murdered, and the ranch that Pete left his niece Cindy Blair has vanished without a trace. IN search of Pete's killer and Cindy's land, Hopalong signs on at the sprawling Box T ranch and confronts a mystery as dangerous as it is haunting.
Colonel Justin Tredway, the owner of the Box T, has built his empire with a shrewd and ruthless determination. But behind his success lies a bloody trail leading to the strange and forbidding Babylon plateau, a fortune in gold, and a showdown with an outlaw who has cheated death once--and is determined to do it again.
A Hop Along Cassady Book!
Louis L'Amour inherited the Hopalong Cassidy mantle from the original author. Very interesting.