Trail Hand: A Western Story

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Center Point Large Print, 2013 - Fiction - 286 pages
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Out of a job and at loose ends in the Mexican town of San Rafael, Owen Burke overhears a conversation between two Mexican vaqueros seated at a nearby table in the local cantina. After introducing himself, he learns they work for Don Enrique Hernandez de Allende at a horse ranch some distance south. The Don is planning a horse drive to California where his brother-in-law has a ranch. Owen knows those trails and hopes the Don might be in need of a guide. Arriving at the Don’s ranch, he impresses the Don and his daughter, Rosa Maria. However, the ramrod, Chavez, who is suspicious of gringos in general and also guards Rosa Maria jealously, is not impressed. Despite Chavez’s mistrust, Owen is hired as a guide for the drive.

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About the author (2013)

R. W. Stone is a veterinarian in Central Florida, where he lives with his wife and two daughters. He is an avid horseman, a martial arts master, and a firearms enthusiast. He began writing Westerns as an adult to recapture some of the fun and excitement of a childhood spent horseback riding and target shooting.

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