A Ralph Compton NovelBook - 2012
"Ever since he lost his wife and daughter, Samuel Tucker has wandered, drunk and bereft of a reason to go on. Now, far from his native Texas in Oregon's Rogue River region, Tucker secretly watches as two men gun down a third. After they leave, he takes the dead man's pistol and makes it to the next town. There, he learns the identity of the murdered man: Payton Farraday, a well-liked local rancher-and the second Farraday shot to death within the last two years. He also becomes a suspect in the shooting. But Emma Farraday, the victim's niece, believes in his innocence-and the two must reveal the machinations of some wealthy and powerful men to prove it. If they don't, Emma could lose the ranch and Tucker could lose his life-just when he's found a new reason to live..."--P.  of cover.
Publisher: New York : New American Library, c2012
Description: 307 p. ; 22 cm
Branch Call Number: Mayo