Lone Calder Star - Calder, Bk 9 Author:Janet Dailey Quint Echohawk is a lawman, not a rancher, but he’s a Calder through and through. And when someone sets out to undermine the Calders’ Texas outfit, it’s time for him to step in and investigate. — From the moment Quint’s boots touch Texas dirt, it’s clear that everyone in town is running scared from Max Rutledge, the ... more »ruthless owner of a competing ranch. Posing as a cowboy looking for work, Quint has no one to trust but “Empty” Garner and his granddaughter, Dallas. In Empty, Quint finds a steadfast ally; in Dallas, Quint finds something more -- the promise of a future.
In a town where betrayal lies around every corner, where every unlocked door, thrown punch, or suspicious fire is just a hint of deadlier things to come, the Calders will be tested as never before. And this time, it could cost them more than their land...it could cost them everything.« less
With each step they came a little bit closer together. Quint was conscious of a thousand things about her. In spite of the rightness he felt holding Dallas in his arms, he was gripped by a growing frustration that came from knowing he didn't dare see her again, not for a while, not until this business with Rutledge was concluded. If Max Rutledge suspected that Quint cared even a little about Dallas, it wouldn't trouble his conscience to use her as a means to get to him.