Guns in WyomingLarge Print - 2013 | First edition.
The cattlemen believed in free graze for their herds and that meant that others, like the sheep ranchers, must be forced to leave the territory. When the sheep ranchers refused, night riders shot and killed a sheep rancher and a shepherd, as proof that the edict to leave was serious. Uriah Gorman -- an old Confederate soldier -- refused to be intimidated. With a goal of justice for the sheep ranchers, Gorman becomes their leader. His strategy is to hit the cattle ranchers harder than they have attacked the sheepmen. When three cowboys are ambushed, the cattlemen appeal to local law enforcement, men who are cattle raisers and basically sympathetic and even enlist a deputy U.S. marshal out of Denver. Gorman strikes again with his band, invading the ranch of one of the leaders of the cattlemen and executing him in front of his family. As far as Gorman is concerned, it is now justice or all-out war. Unlike his elder brother Zeke, Lee Gorman doesn't want to follow his father blindly into more killing. He tries to escape from the area but is captured and taken to jail. When the U.S. cavalry is ordered into the area to keep the peace, Gorman's reaction is to liberate his son from jail, take a cattleman and his son as hostages, and confront the commanding officer of the cavalry detachment with a choice -- either guarantee justice to the cause of the sheepmen or be executed by Gorman's band.
Publisher: Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2013.
Edition: First edition.
Branch Call Number: LT FIC PAINE
Characteristics: 254 pages ; 23 cm.