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The Lawless Land

The Lawless Land

Dusty Richards

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In 1880, Arizona Territory was an outlaw's paradise.

The gunmen rode hard along the border, raping, stealing, murdering and burning their way to plunder and wealth. Guided by a powerful landownewr and his vicious outlaw capitan, the Border Gang was organized, mean, and armed to the teeth. In Prescott, the governor knew Arizon'as sheriffs couldn't stop the killing--and statehood was in peril. Then a military man named Bowen stepped in with a plan: find a few good men, call them marshals, and send them after the Border Gang.

Then the law struck back with a man named Mayes.

Sam T. Mayes, a soldier turned Denver detective, was Bowen's first and only choice. Now Mayes, accompanied by an alcoholic army scout, a wanted man, and a fierce native woman, would ride against the cutthroat Maye's job was to put the killers behind bars--or put them in the ground. His reward: the first badge ever worn by U.S. Territorial Marshal...

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Lawless Land

CHAPTER 1
"VICIOUS criminals are ravaging the southern half of this territory. They've got to be stopped." With a scowl of disgust written on his bearded face, Governor John Sterling replaced the cork stopper...

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Dusty Richards

Dusty Richards writes of the Arizona where he lived, explored, and hunted in his youth. The land of cactus, unforgiving heat, sidewinders, deep canyons, and the dark-eyed Apache renegade crouched in the greasewood. This is a territory of legends that he still explores for the untold stories of the past. Rancher, rodeo announcer, former TV anchor, and author of over a dozen books, he is a member of the Western Writers of America.

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