The Burning Range
For a gambler caught in a land war, the stakes are life and death in this Ralph Compton western.
A plague of brutal killings has descended on the town of Green Meadow, Oklahoma. At the scene of every grisly murder, a threatening message reads simply: GET OUT.
A mysterious villain known only as the Fat Man is causing a ton of trouble. He wants the town—or rather the black gold flowing beneath it—and he’s willing to wipe out every man, woman, and child to get it.
Only two men stand in his way—seedy gambler Chauncey Drake and scrappy Pinkerton agent Reuben Withers. Against all odds, these underdogs will need to force-feed the Fat Man a steady diet of hot lead—or Green Meadow will flow red before it flows black…
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