No Man’s Gold by William Black
The Old West frontier was never a perfect or safe place. Nobody knows that better than Deputy Johnny Russell.
The energetic young man works for Sheriff Marcus Sharpe in the town of Plain Creek, located in the Arizona Territory. Earlier in 1875 he survived being shot by a vicious killer. Now the lawman is on the trail of another gang of outlaws, led by cunning career criminal Waco Walker.
One of Waco’s men kills a farmer and two sons. Johnny has to muster his courage and law enforcement skills to stop additional bloodshed and protect a major gold shipment. It won’t be easy as the bandits try to divert attention and blame on an innocent band of Navajo Indians.
Along the way the deputy deals with his revulsion of senseless violence. Through his ordeal, he’s guided and enchanted by the lone survivor of a farm massacre, Laura Cook. His feelings blossom for the young woman. At the same time he tries to quell his unrest with the brutality of the times.
Another classic western with respectful romance and women as strong frontier folk from author William Black.
Note: Each book in the Post-Civil War Western Justice series is a standalone story that can be read out of order.
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