Sun and Sand - A Western Trio
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
Three compelling tales of danger on the frontier from “the Shakespeare of the Western range” (Kirkus Reviews).
In “The Flaming Rider,” large groups of Blackfeet, Cheyennes, and Crows, ordinarily hostile to each other, are camped around the newly built Fort Meany, having come to trade with factor Henry Meany. But they also like to gamble, and what better way than betting on the horses? Then, one race incites open hostility toward the factor and threatens the very existence of the fort . . .
In “Outlaw Buster,” Barney Dwyer is a gentle giant who has yet to find a place in the world. Capturing two notorious outlaws has made a hero of him, so much so that a rancher offers him a job putting a stop to persistent rustling. Taking the job promises an income sufficient for Barney to marry his sweetheart. But this promise for the future falls into jeopardy when the outlaws escape, determined to kill Barney.
“Sun and Sand” is the story of a youth known only as Jigger. It is his misfortune to buy a key chain from a pawnbroker that has on it a key to a post office box. In that box, Jigger finds a map to a notorious outlaw’s cache, buried in a fierce desert region. But Jigger is not the only one seeking this treasure . . .
“Brand practices his art to something like perfection.”—The New York Times
“A first-rate storyteller.” —The Washington Times
Available since: 03/01/2016.
Print length: 230 pages.