War in the Painted Buttes Author:Peter Field Terror in the Badlands! — Pat Stevens flattened himself against the house as the harsh slam of gunfire tore the night. Gun in hand, he waited for the next move. — "Close in and blast him, boys!" Yandell shouted gruffly. "He ain't gettin' away!" — More shots racketed, one slamming pat Pat's head. He caught a quick murmur of voices and fired at them,... more » moving as he did so. The menacing guns drummed an answer. They were determined to cut him off from his horse in the corral. Pat's confidence began to wane. For the first time he began to wonder: Would he make it out of there alive.
*The plains of South Dakota are aflame with violence. A gang of rustlers is terrorizing the countryside, and the local ranchers are powerless to stop the viscious stealing and killing. Pat Stevens hears of the trouble and with his friends Sam and Ezra rides into the Dakota country to smoke out the outlaws.
*At first the rustlings and murders are blamed on the Sioux, but Pat soon learns that the real culprits are a desperate bunch of renegade ranchers. This discovery leads to a furious showdown full of hard-fisted fighting and blazing six-guns in a pitched battle on the brink of a plunging canyon.« less