Barbed-Wire Empire (An Evans Novel of the West) by Will Ermine

By Will Ermine

This was once the climax; the top of a life of bitterness and hate—Rusty Maxwell and Ben Sharp, either grown previous, grizzled, and wealthy; one the landlord of a barbed-wire empire, a sea of grass greater than a few jap states; the opposite risen to nice political energy, ruthlessly scheming to damage the fellow with whom he had clashed ever because either had pushed their longhorn herds over the path to Dodge.

To minimize that empire in , to convey its over-lord to his knees, had lengthy been Ben Sharp’s function. And within the South Western Pacific Railroad he discovered a weapon admirably solid to complete this finish. yet Rusty Maxwell, for all his years, had now not forgotten find out how to struggle; nor had Lance Kincaid, the fledgling eagle he had reared, if now not sired.

Here is the last-stand struggle among the valiant outdated West, bred to the plains and the saddle, fearless, a six-shooter the instrument of its alternate; and the uncooked, dollar-driven development of the hot. Lance Kincaid was once yes of his place, the problems straight forward in his brain, till proud, smiling Valerie Pickett reached the end-of-steel in her father’s building car.

In a singular that catches the soul of the windswept plains, Will Ermine has painted a canvas of ancient motion and drama which a ways exceeds the scale and intensity of the standard cowboy tale. Its demanding, gripping truth moves a novel notice in Western fiction.

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