Scott City is the third of three historical novels depicting the life of fictional plains adventurer, Lane Collier. Collier returns to Kansas to help his step-daughter and son-in-law preserve their ranch against the ruthless aggression of TexasMoreScott City is the third of three historical novels depicting the life of fictional plains adventurer, Lane Collier.
Collier returns to Kansas to help his step-daughter and son-in-law preserve their ranch against the ruthless aggression of Texas cattleman, Dusty Hollingsworth. Hollingsworth is the last of the old-time free-range cattle barons who cannot accept the encroachment of homesteaders and the enclosure of small ranches by barbed wire. Using hired gunmen and crooked politicians he maintains his dominance through force of will, intimidation, violence and murder.
Collier, equally a man out of his time, uses his skills as an old-time lawman and professional bison hunter to counter HollingsworthOCOs aggression. He finds himself caught in the middle of a struggle of legal authority against moral integrity. The Ladder Creek country becomes clouded with gunsmoke as these two titans of the Old West face each other in a struggle of good against evil.
Old friends and adversaries from earlier Collier novels return to fill the pages with new exploits in a rapidly fading frontier. Scott City is a classic old-time shoot-em-up filled with intrigue, mystery and romantic escapades. Join the third of a popular series that enjoys national serialization in SHOOT!
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