Colonel Charles Goodnight believed that cattle could be driven to the railroad in Kansas and sold for high prices to supply people in the East with beef.
Not everybody approved of Goodnight’s idea. The owners of hide and tallow factories could buy all the cattle they wanted at between one and four dollars. If he should succeed, their vast profits would be brought to an end.
Austin Viridian went to Fort Worth with the intention of preventing Goodnight’s ideas from being circulated. Soon after his arrival, he came upon a small, blond cowhand who was talking of driving herds to Kansas. Viridian had two hard cases with him when he went to silence the cowhand.
The hide and tallow man was about to make a serious mistake—his ‘victim’s’ name was Dusty Fog!
About the Author
J.T. Edson brings to life the fierce and often bloody struggles of untamed West. His colorful characters are linked together by the binding power of the spirit of adventure -- and hard work -- that eventually won the West. With more than 25 million copies of his novels in print, J.T. Edson has proven to be one of the finest craftsmen of Western storytelling in our time.