No onetells tales of the frontier better than Louis L’Amour, who portrays the humanside of westward expansion—the good and the bad—before the days of law andorder. Collected here are six stories penned by America’s favorite Westernauthor.
“Trap of Gold”
Wethertonhas been three months out of town when he finds his first color in a crumbling upthrust granite wall with a vein of quartz that is literally laced with gold. Theproblem is that the rocks are unstable, and taking out the quartz might bringthe whole thing tumbling down.
“Keep Travelin’, Rider”
TackGentry has been away for a year when he returns to the familiar buildings ofhis uncle John Gentry’s G Bar ranch. Now the ranch has a new owner, who tellsTack to make tracks. But Tack has other plans.
A six-manposse heads into the desert after a squatter named Lock who shot a man in theback. Once they catch him, there won’t be any trial. But Lock knows the desertbetter than they do and can pick them off one by one.
Old BillyDunbar has discovered the best gold-bearing gravel that he’s found in a year, butnow he is lying face down in a ravine, hiding from Apaches. He is going to needa good strategy to get out of this one alive.
“Trail to Pie Town”
DustyBarron shot a man who had relatives in the area, and now it looks like he isgoing to be facing a clan war.
“McQueen of the Tumbling K”
WardMcQueen, foreman for the Tumbling K Ranch, rides into town and is shot down bygunmen and left for dead. But they made a critical mistake because McQueen isnot dead—and he is looking to get even.