Mexican Trail

Mexican Trail

by Will Jenkins, Murray Leinster
     
 
MEXICAN TRAIL - A vintage western story by Will Jenkins/aka Murray Leinster with an introduction by one of his daughters.

This he-man's story of the cow country quivers with action from the very first page. There have been range feuds before, and there will be others hereafter; but when the Piñon and Hermosa outfits flared up, they started a young war

Overview

MEXICAN TRAIL - A vintage western story by Will Jenkins/aka Murray Leinster with an introduction by one of his daughters.

This he-man's story of the cow country quivers with action from the very first page. There have been range feuds before, and there will be others hereafter; but when the Piñon and Hermosa outfits flared up, they started a young war of unexampled cruelty which threatened to exterminate every two-gun buckaroo in the country. Into this Hell's cauldron, rode Pete Gray. He was in trouble enough anyhow, but he found himself in deeper when honor demanded that he take a dead man's name and ride a dead man's horse upon a dead man's private business.

Why was Marcia Brandon's heroic struggle to save her father's ranch from bankruptcy about to fail? Why was Big Neil Denham of the Border Patrol, Pete's best friend, murdered, and marks of identification removed from his body? Why were the horses of the Piñon ranch cruelly hamstrung? Why were the Hermosa men ambushed and their bunkhouse and barn fired? Why did Neil's watch turn up on the scene of these crimes?

These were some of the questions that Pete Gray set out to answer. The story of how he accomplishes his purpose, how he uncovers the super-criminal behind these deeds, and how he traps him at his nefarious business, lurking like a spider across the Mexican Border, makes this a thrilling read.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940148526865
Publisher:
ML Books
Publication date:
08/29/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

Science fiction fans recognize the name Murray Leinster as one of the most prolific writers of the pulp fiction era, producing over 1500 short stories, 100 books, movie scripts, and more. But under his own name, William Fitzgerald (Will F.) Jenkins wrote extensively in other genres, from Westerns to adventure stories and mysteries. Jenkins’s work appeared frequently in “Argosy,” “Amazing Stories,” “Colliers,” “Cosmopolitan,” “Saturday Evening Post,” “Woman’s Home Companion,” “Country Gentleman,” “American,” and other national magazines, and a handful of his stories (including MEXICAN TRAIL) were turned into movies in the early film era.

Born in Norfolk, VA on June 16, 1896, Jenkins served with the Committee of Public Information and the United States Army (1917-1918) during World War I before becoming a free-lance writer. In 1921, he married Mary Mandola, and they had four daughters. He enjoyed tinkering and held two patents (#2727427 and #2727429, issued December 20, 1955) for devices for producing photographic effects.

As Murray Leinster, Jenkins was often known as “The Dean of Science Fiction” for his innovative writings and fascination with gadgetry. His short story “A Logic Named Joe” is generally regarded as the first fictional account of home computers and the Internet (published in 1946). He won the Liberty Award in 1937 for "A Very Nice Family," the 1956 Hugo Award for Best Novelette for "Exploration Team," and a retro-Hugo in 1996 for Best Novelette for "First Contact." With a writing career that spanned well over half of the 20th century, Jenkins earned many devoted readers as well as the respect of his fellow authors before his death in 1975.

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