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In the Texas Panhandle, Newt Bascom and Sam Jordan are stock detectives who have the brains to outwit most rustlers—and the brawn to outfight the rest. Now, Bascom and Jordan are being dispatched on a once-in-a-lifetime job. Someone has made off with a prized, imported English bull named Homer. The detectives have to bring Homer home...
From Palo Duro Canyon through the Staked Plains, Bascom and Jordan pick up the trail of the missing bull—and the shadowy rustler who took him. And when Dodge City, run by an ornery Marshall named Earp, turns up empty, the detectives head into a wild land. Bluffing, bludgeoning and bragging their way into a smart, secretive and deadly criminal gang, Bascom and Jordan find their bull all right. But stealing back a critter who has love and leisure on his mind proves to be the easy part of the job. The hard part is getting back to Texas—with Homer and their lives...
"Queens bet a dollar."
Tom Pryor studied the other man's hand. On the table was a queen-eight-queen-deuce. He figured it for two pair, probably queens and deuces. All afternoon he'd had miserable luck, pulling decent...