Brought together for the first time in book form are two short novels by L. P. Holmes that appeared only in magazines‚ both with the author writing at the top of his form.
In Wolf Brand the railroad originally brought in a group of farmers‚ promising they could purchase land for $1 an acre once they had proved up their claims. But now Abel Collingwood has raised the price to $15 an acre‚ and he has a hired force to evict the farmers if they don’t pay. Some ranchers want the farmers evicted‚ and others‚ like Vike Gunnison‚ feel the farmers are being cheated.
In Doom Patrol Leek Jaeger and Frank Cutts‚ owners of the J Bar C‚ frame Buck Comstock‚ charging him with murder for a shooting that was in self-defense. The two men with their violent crew want to take over all three of the fertile valleys in this ranching community‚ starting with Comstock’s Half Moon Ranch. Although Buck is sentenced to twenty-five years‚ he escapes jail to secure true justice‚ a struggle in which he will not be alone.
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