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©Nigel Tranter
Published by Ward Lock & Co., 1954

The text of this synopsis is taken from the bookjacket.


Sheep or cattle, in the rolling foothills of Spearman County, Arizona?

That big question touched off a mansize blaze-up in the Border State, and near as no matter an Indian war into the bargain. Jan Forrest, sheepman, kicks against the big cattle interests that are moving into the mutton country -- and takes the consequences.

Fighting back, with no holds barred, he pays dearly, finds unexpected and not entirely welcome allies in the disgruntled and exploited Navajo Indians of the Blue Lakes Country --and has two wars on his hands.

How almost single-handed he starts a third one to iron out the other two, makes a hard-hitting, fast-moving and unusual Western.