Rodeo Ranch: A Western Duo
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Date: July 2015
Duration: 6 hours 10 minutes
This audiobook contains two of legendary Western author MaxBrand's short novels for your listening pleasure.
The Valley of Jewels
Doc Willis, despite the nickname, is just an unemployedcowboy in Daggett Valley, a place that holds many secrets from the past-includinga now-deserted mining camp. When Buck Logan lures Willis to the camp with thepromise of great riches, Doc doesn't even suspect he is about to play a part ina most subtle feat of deception. William Daggett, the man who first discoveredgold in the valley, is now a half-witted old man whom they will con intobelieving that he is reliving his past-for Buck Logan believes this man canlead them to a hidden cache of jewels worth a fortune.
Rodeo Ranch has earned its name from the rodeo that the wealthy,aged Ramon Alvarez sponsors there. An attempt has been made on Alvarez's life,and Alvarez believes his would-be killer is a member of a secret league bent onhis destruction. He approaches Duds Kobbe, winner of the rodeo's shootingcompetition, and offers him a job as a personal bodyguard, promising a fabulousreward for doing the job. The only catch is that, while employed, Kobbe cannotleave the Alvarez estate. WhatKobbe doesn't realize is that he will be just as much a target as Alvarez.