Shadow on the MesaBook - 2014
" In 1883, young Wes Montana, hired gun for the cattlemen in Montana Territory, lives a dark life, but he is so dangerous, no one dares call him a breed. Down in Arizona Territory at the Claymore Ranch, his Arapaho mother is murdered. That's when he learns that Ray Eastman, the white father he believes had abandoned them before Wes was born, is still alive and may have sent the killers. Wes swears vengeance on his own father. Eastman is wealthy with a ranch on a high mesa. He has an unfaithful wife, Mona, and a teenage son, Chuck. Living with the family is Rosalie Riley, the orphaned granddaughter of Eastman's old friend. As he tries to discover the truth, Wes finds himself on his father's side in a range war. When he realizes Ray did not cause his mother's death, Wes reveals that he's Ray's son in an emotional scene. When a range fire threatens the Eastman ranch, Mona's involvement with the death of Wes' mother throws more fuel on the range war as Mona leaves Ray to die but ends up being murdered by her lover. Ray survives and the war ends. Just as calm returns to the mesa, the hired killer of Wes' mother. comes for Wes in a violent gunfight, but Wes survives to marry Rosalie. Ray Eastman soon stumbles on a new love") --
Publisher: Waterville, Maine :, Five Star,, 2014.
Edition: First edition.
Branch Call Number: WESTERN Martin Lee 11/2014
Characteristics: 197 pages ;,23 cm