Nest of Vipers

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A STING SO DEADLY

After weeks of casing a ranch for its prized remuda, a gang of horse thieves pillage everything—leaving the owner’s wife dead. Before the distraught man can drown himself in booze, Harry Pendergast of the Denver Detective Agency offers him a chance for vengeance. Because this time, the victim is Brad Storm…aka the Sidewinder.

It seems that Brad’s ranch isn’t the only one that’s been brutally hit. There’s a huge reward to track down the powerful thieves. But the hunt won’t be easy, taking the Sidewinder into dangerous territories and bloody battles. So when a showdown in Wild Horse Valley becomes imminent, Brad hatches a plan—one he hopes will have the villains recoiling in fear before the Sidewinder strikes back.  
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About the author

Jory Sherman is the Spur Award-winning author of the westerns The Medicine Horn, Song of the Cheyenne, and Grass Kingdom, which was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize in Letters.
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Publisher
Penguin
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Published on
Dec 4, 2012
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Pages
272
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ISBN
9781101613283
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Westerns
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This content is DRM protected.
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Eligible for Family Library

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Book 5
Fresh from a war with rival rancher Miguel Aguilar, and still licking family wounds, Martin Baron and his son, Anson, go their separate ways as Jory Sherman continues the epic saga of the Barons.

Martin heeds the call of the Texas Rangers, hoping to restore honor to his native Texas as the storm of war quickly approaches. News from the east speaks of a long and drawn out conflict between the Union and the Confederacy. Though Martin never believed in slavery and holds no loyalty to the Confederacy, the Rangers seem like his best bet to defend his home, and perhaps give him the opportunity to bring Aguilar to justice.

Unlike his father, whom he sees as abandoning the ranch in its time of greatest need, Anson stays behind to pick up the pieces after the war. He wishes to bring the Barons' ranch to new glory, but to do so, he'll need to capture the elusive white bull, El Blanco Diablo, to sire his herd. And of course there's Lorene Purvis, the beautiful woman who's pledged her love to Anson; she may be the key to a new start.

The trail soon grows rocky for the Baron men. When Aguilar escapes after a bloody ambush, he has nothing but revenge against the Baron family festering in his head. Meanwhile, Anson's vaqueros have abandoned the Baron ranch, and a band of Apache have set their sights on making it their own the only way they know how . . . by killing the man who runs it.
The Barons have always been respected, but as rough times roll in, they're forced to reevaluate where their friends' loyalties lie, while also questioning their own. One thing's for sure, they won't lay down without a fight, and they'll do anything to defend The Baron Honor.



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