A western novel told by Rye Tyler about his life from age 14 to 22. His father
is killed by Indians. He tracks them down and kills two of them at age 14. He
catches up to the wagon train that left him and his father behind and manages
to get the trail boss voted out. A tough guy and a young woman befriend him.
The tough guy trains him to survive in the west. The man and woman marry and
the three of them settle in California. Rye kills the former trail boss and
is forced to leave town and make his way alone at age 16. He gets hired to
break broncos by a good man and becomes friends with the daughter. He moves on
after breaking in all the horses. He returns a couple years later and learns
the man he worked for was murdered and their ranch was robbed and the manís wife
died and the daughter is gone. He becomes a marshal and starts to look for his
old girlfriend. It is a good story.
Year Read: 2004
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