Western Heritage and Spur award-winning author Dusty Richards tells the thrilling saga of Chet Byrnes, a man who brought the spirit of Texas into Arizona Territory—and the guns to back it up…
Have Gun, Will Battle
Chet Byrnes has built a ranching empire from the ground up. And he’s defended it with his sweat, blood and a ragtag band of ranch-hand fighters. Now a beautiful young Spanish widow comes into Chet’s life, just as he starts off in search of a lost cattle drive. The search leads into the eye of a sprawling, violent storm.
Chet, and his men—and his seductive new woman—end up on a wild ride through Nebraska, Colorado and Kansas, where authorities want to confiscate the beeves for trespassing. With Indians, outlaws and an oppressive government crossing their path, Chet is on a cowboy’s honeymoon: fighting and shooting all the way back home.
“Dusty Richards writes…with the flavor of the real West.” —Elmer Kelton
Barrett Cobb deserved to die and Nick doesn't regret having done the deed. But now a bunch of two-bit outlaws have heard the tale and they're dead set on looting Cobb's final resting place—which the mourner cannot and will not abide. But if Nick Graves leaves his new life behind to seek justice he might never get back again. And digging up the past could prove fatal, since madmen, killers, and a very patient bounty hunter are waiting for Graves to do just that.