(From the publisher):
John Candler is an out-of-work cowhand - and a scarred Confederate veteran. With little prospect of finding something better, he accepts a position rounding up lost cattle bearing widow Catherine Wolbrough's Ladder brand. She plans to sell the cattle so she can return East with her two young sons.
But Candler isn't the only cowboy to have fallen on hard times. Eddie Mannet needs to make money too - and sees a potential bonanza in the widow's ranch, should she prove agreeable to his advances. If not, Mannet has no qualms about employing deadlier methods of persuasion.
Now, having turned a blind eye to lost causes since the Civil War, Candler suddenly finds himself willing to fight - and die - for a family of strangers at the mercy of a killer...
Original title: The Wrangler
Genre: Fiction→ Western→ Bad Men and Good
Fiction→ Western→ Cattle Kingdoms