The second 'Western' novel featuring Larry 'Hunch' Hoyden.
Again Larry Hoyden and his pardners ride hard when they
join one of the most spectacular and famous "beef" drives
ever carried out in the West.|
Trouble quickly looms over the horizon when Sam Nolan - brother of the crooked sheriff in KILLERS OF RED CANYON - shows himself in the company of a bunch of gun pulling outlaws intent upon stampeding the herd.
Larry, Gabby and Pins take many chances in the choking dust of the drive before their reeking guns settle the argument with utter finality.
Hank McCoy was himself a cow-hand, driving herds through
scorched territory once used as the battlegrounds for the outlaws
who sought to make money the easy way. From McCoy's own
adventurous life emerge these gripping and authentics tories of
the days when border towns sprang up overnight and a swift
gun-arm was the key to survival.
Werner Laurie 1950:
Hardback with dustwrapper; 130x190mm; green cloth with blue blocking, including the usual swing doorway logo on the spine; not illustrated; dustwrapper picture wraps to include the spine, the artist is not credited, but artist's initials 'NRS'can be seen to left of the logo; 'blurb' from the front flap recorded above; cover price 7/6 net.
Shakespeare Head, Australia, 1951:
in Western Monthly magazine, issue No. 43, November 1951
The main story in this issue of the cheap 'pulp' magazine. With a new cover illustration.