What can a courageous woman do?
Cattlemen bringing their herds up from Texas don't like the way they're treated in Opportunity, Kansas, the shipping point. Corrupt officials and merchants have milked the drovers for all they're worth, and now the Texans threaten to tear the town apart. Newspaper editor Angie Drum vows to root out the corruption in her town, and what she discovers shocks her to the bone. Not only are visiting Texans in grave danger, but also herself.
This novel won a Spur Award for best original paperback from Western Writers of America.
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In the third of a series of western novels dealing with moral choices, Spur Award winner Richard S. Wheeler has written a suspenseful tale set in a Kansas cattle town. The female owner of a frontier newspaper chooses to expose corruption by city officials, even though the leader of the grafters is her own son. Wheeler makes Angie Drum's dilemma completely believeable, and surrounds her with a cast of realistic, unpredictable characters. A typical example is town marshal Spade Ball, a tough lawman who knows how to tame a town but isn't above lining his pockets by trumping up charges and shaking down his prisoners. Wheeler wraps the package in historical detail so authentic you can smell the dust of the cattle yards and the ink of the newspaper office. Drum's Ring, like all of Wheeler's novels that this reviewer has read, is simply excellent. The ending may surprise readers used to traditional western novels, but it reflects the unpredictability of life.