Stan Lynde is a fourth-generation native Montanan, born and reared on the range lands of the Crow Indian Reservation in southeastern Montana. He is the author of two highly acclaimed syndicated cartoon strips, Rick O'Shay and Latigo, and is the author of three previous novels, The Bodacious Kid, Careless Creek, and Vigilante Moon. Stan is a recipient of the Inkpot Award for achievement in the comic arts and the Montana Governor's Award for the Arts.
When U.S. Deputy Marshal Merlin Fanshaw mistakenly kills an innocent boy during a bank robbery in Miles City, Montana, he abandons his career as a lawman and rides out into a vast and sparsely settled region known as The Big Open. Hired as a cowhand by ra...[SEE MORE]