In “Terror Trail”, Reno Balfor is a small rancher constantly at odds with his neighbour Arnold Gregory. Gregory runs off with some of Balfor’s prime beef, taking it up the narrow mountain passage know as Terror Trail. But what goes up must come down and Balfor will be ready for Gregory and his sons when they try riding back.
In “Holding the Ace Card”, Lou Bellanger is a gunfighter who has not seen his mother since she placed him with a foster family. Now remarried, with two small children, she has hired Lou to help her in a range war. Judith’s husband, Jamie Hudson, was badly beaten by men working for the powerful ranch that wants the Hudsons to sell out and surrender their vital water rights. The matter is complicated by the attempted assassination of the local sheriff, a crime that is blamed on Lou Bellanger, turning the town against both Bellanger and the Hudsons.
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