Sunset Trail: A Western Story, 1st Edition

  • Series Name: Five Star First Edition Westerns Standing Order Plan
  • L. P. Holmes
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  • ISBN-10: 1432827669
  • ISBN-13: 9781432827663
  • DDC: FIC
  • Shipping Weight: .80 lbs ( .36 kgs)
  • 180 Pages | Print | Hardcover
  • © 2014 | Published



It was a long journey and one that no one had tried before. Jeff Kennett and his drovers have brought a herd of 2,000 longhorns all the way from Texas to California. It is Kennett’s conviction that there is a fortune to be made by transporting the cattle by river boat from Lassen Meadows down the Sacramento River for sale in San Francisco.

The Gold Rush is on and there is a tremendous demand for beef and no way to get it. Kennett has been referred to Captain Bill Ballinger‚ headquartered in Sacramento‚ as the man who can best pilot the cattle downriver‚ transporting the herd in increments aboard The Sunset Trail.

But Colonel Nathaniel Sharpe and his partner‚ Noah Carlin‚ also in the shipping business with a fleet of river boats, assures Kennett that they can accomplish the job faster and at less expense than Ballinger. And they won’t take no for an answer.

But no is Kennett’s response‚ and things turn ugly. Captain Ballinger makes it plain -- Sharpe and Carlin will do everything they can not only to stop The Sunset Trail from transporting Kennett’s cattle‚ but also to seize the herd before it can be shipped.

This novel is set against a vivid panorama of California in the days of the Gold Rush‚ with its teeming population of men from all over the world and those ruthless fortune seekers who will stop at nothing to achieve their goals.

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