Hopalong receives a message from the dead and rides in search of a cold-blooded killer.
Louis L'Amour inherited the Hopalong Cassidy mantle from the original author. Very interesting.
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 Hop Along Cassady Book!
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.