Overview

Clay Westbrook, a cowhand, runs into trouble when he sticks up for a Mexican sheepherder being bullied by a rancher named Sutton. Clay remains friends with the Mexicans and becomes interested in Tony’s niece, Guadalupe. Before long, Clay has no job and is harassed by Sutton and his men. But there's more afoot with plans for a big ditch project and only Clay stands in the way.

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Overview

Clay Westbrook, a cowhand, runs into trouble when he sticks up for a Mexican sheepherder being bullied by a rancher named Sutton. Clay remains friends with the Mexicans and becomes interested in Tony’s niece, Guadalupe. Before long, Clay has no job and is harassed by Sutton and his men. But there's more afoot with plans for a big ditch project and only Clay stands in the way.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
In a western driven more by character than by plot, Nesbitt (One-Eyed Cowboy Wild) takes a look at the modernizing West, where land claims and the encounter between Hispanic and Anglo cultures often turn violent. Stalwart cowpoke Clay Westbrook is looking forward to retirement. He's staked a claim on a few acres in the Wyoming Territory, where he plans to start his own spread. But a wrench is thrown into his idyllic plan when he runs afoul of powerful local land baron Theodore Sutton and his hired thug, Alex Thode, while they're roughing up Tony Campos, an immigrant Mexican shepherd. Unable to stand idly by and watch the unfair fight, Clay intervenes. The run-in sets in motion a complex plot involving an irrigation scheme, a land grab, fraud and corruption. Along the way, Clay falls for and woos Tony's beautiful young niece, Lupita. Nesbitt demonstrates himself a skilled wrangler of detail and character, and, although much of the plot doesn't rise above the level of a formulaic oater, Clay is more than affable and solid enough to retain a partner's loyalty and a reader's attention. (Jan.)
Wes Lukowsky
Clay Westbrooke is a young cowpoke with an itch to settle down in Greenfield, Wyoming. He's already staked his claim and intends to work it on the side while he draws regular wages from the Cross Pole Ranch. Then he runs afoul of local land baron Theodore Sutton and is fired after interceding on behalf of Mexican resident Tony Campos. But his act also earns Clay an invitation to Campos' home for dinner, where he meets Tony's niece, Lupita. The relationship develops slowly and decorously until Sutton burns down Clay's cabin and challenges his legal right to the claim. Clay must decide whether to respond violently and risk losing Lupita. This works on three levels: as a tension-filled western, as a very sweet love story, and as a microcosm of the West in transition from big spreads to small ranches. Another excellent work from the author of the acclaimed "One-Eyed Cowboy Wild" (1995).
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940033242436
  • Publisher: Western Trail Blazer
  • Publication date: 5/15/2012
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 429,069
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

John D. Nesbitt lives in the plains country of Wyoming, where he teaches English and Spanish at Eastern Wyoming College. His articles, reviews, fiction, and poetry have appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies. He has had more than twenty books published, including short story collections, contemporary novels, and traditional westerns, as well as textbooks for his courses.

John has won many awards for his work, including two awards from the Wyoming State Historical Society (for fiction), two awards from Wyoming Writers for encouragement of other writers and service to the organization, two Wyoming Arts Council literary fellowships (one for fiction, one for non-fiction), a Western Writers of America Spur Finalist Award for mass-market paperback original novel for Raven Springs, and the Spur Award itself for his short story “At the End of the Orchard” and for his novels Trouble at the Redstone and Stranger in Thunder Basin.”

His most recent works consist of: Dead for the Last Time, a novella; Poacher’s Moon, a contemporary novel; and Gather my Horses, a traditional western.

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