Ballard and McCall were in Texas, working for Henry Conway, an old friend of Ballard’s, on Conway’s Lazy-C. But trouble was brewing as Yancey Merrick, owner of the big Diamond-M, kept pushing to expand his empire. Then Harry Conway, Henry’s son, was run through the brasada thicket before being shot in the back and killed.
Determined to find the guilty party, Ballard and McCall suddenly found themselves deep in a developing range war.
Yancey Merrick might have had the advantage of superior numbers, but he couldn’t reckon on the fighting fury of Ballard and McCall as they cut down the odds, exposed the scheme behind Merrick’s long term plans, and caused it to literally blow up in his face.
About the Author
Neil Hunter is, in fact, the prolific Lancashire-born writer Michael R. Linaker. As Neil Hunter, Mike wrote two classic western series, BODIE THE STALKER and JASON BRAND. Under the name Richard Wyler he produced four stand-alone westerns, INCIDENT AT BUTLER’S STATION, THE SAVAGE JOURNEY, BRIGHAM’S WAY and TRAVIS.