The Long Season

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Center Point Pub., 2010 - Fiction - 287 pages
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In 1884, there was a war being waged in Oldham County, Texas. On one side were wealthy ranchers who knew how to use laws to suit their purposes. Their common goal was to grab as much for themselves as they possibly could. Fighting these rich ranchers were the disgruntled cowboys who resented being squeezed out of a future. And playing both sides against each other was J. W. Cain -- mastermind of an enormous cattle-rustling operation. Into this maelstrom rides Jesse Coldiron, who, through hard work and frugal living, had saved enough to buy 100 heifers and secure a temporary home for them in Colorado. Everything was going well for him until a blizzard drifted his herd into Texas -- and trouble! And nature wasn't the only thing standing between Coldiron and his cattle . . .

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Oldham County, Texas in 1884 was no place for the timid. Powerful cattle ranchers manipulated the law to their advantage, while thugs like J.W. Cain operated on the fringes of the law for a tidy ... Read full review

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