Trueman Rock was a man who used his gun only out of necessity - against cattle rustlers and crooked men. When he returned to Wagontongue, he expected to have a run-in with old enemies, but found they were all dead. They'd been bad hombres and had met with their own kind of justice. What Rock hadn't counted on was running into Ash Preston - a man more vicious and dishonest than any of them. Now he would have to use his gun to save his skin!
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Born Pearl Zane Gray in Zanesville, OH, Zane Grey is noted for his careful research and accurate portrayal of the American West. Though Grey trained as a dentist, he turned to writing as a career in 1904, when his first book was published. Grey went on to write more than 50 novels, most of them tales of adventure with a Western setting, including The Last of the Plainsmen (1908), Riders of the Purple Sage (1912), The Thundering Herd (1925), Code of the West (1934), and West of the Pecos (1937). His nonfiction works include Tales of Fishing (1925). Many of Grey s novels continue to be extremely popular, and several have been adapted into motion pictures.From Library Journal:
Our hero, Trueman Rock, returns to the town of Wagontongue after killing a man and an absence of six years. Many things are different, and as he walks down the familiar streets, he notices many changes in buildings and people. This book was originally published in 1931, and it does not boast the complex story line of many of Grey's other works, but the author and narrator Lloyd James have a great ability to draw the listener into Rock's world as he encounters the vile Ash Preston, who is terrorizing Wagontongue and Sunset Pass with an elaborate cattle-rustling operation. In the midst of all of this, Rock falls in love with Thiry Preston, the innocent sister of the bad guy. One of the strong points of this tale is the shining sincerity with which Grey depicts the story of their love. This is a powerful novel of love and loyalty and the depth of our attachment to our homes. James is a fine reader, and this should appeal to everyone, even those who do not normally pick up Westerns. Enthusiastically recommended for all libraries. Barbara Perkins, Irving P.L., TX
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