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Iron marshal : a western duo

Paine, Lauran2016
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Two short western novels that balance action and character as lawmen do their best to uphold the law in their communities. In Lost Valley, the Lost Valley Ranch is a far-reaching empire founded by James Hyland, advanced by his son Angus Hyland, and inherited in the third generation by Douglas Hyland. Sheriff Evan Hatfield is a fair-minded man who wants to maintain the peace. This intention is challenged with the arrival of a homesteader who was issued a claim along Arapaho Creek by the Land Office in Denver. Douglas Hyland has documents in Spanish that support his claims to both sides of Arapaho creek, but he must make a trip to correct the error at the Land Office. New claimants arrive while he is gone and no one is going to stop them from moving onto their claims and building structures not the aggressive crew of Lost Valley Ranch and certainly not the sheriff.Texas Jim Collins in "Iron Marshal" is a legend in his own time. John Setter, the most powerful and wealthy rancher in Anza County, New mexico, thinks Collins has gotten too old for the job as marshal and should retire. What brings the matter to a crisis is the arrival of a stranger dressed in black, who publicly spanks young Christel Setter when she nearly runs him down with her buggy, and then, also publicly, whips Carlos Setter in a street fight. John Setter wants this stranger forced to leave town, and he suspects Texas Jim to do it. Instead, texas Jim makes the stranger his deputy.
Main title:
Large print edition.
Thorndike, Maine Center Point Large Print, 2016.©2011
352 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Variant title:
Other title: Lost valley
Originally published in 2011.
Lost valley -- Iron marshal.
9781683240488 (hardcover alk paper)1683240480 (hardcover alk paper)
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