In 1880, Arizona Territory was an outlaw's paradise.
The gunmen rode hard along the border, raping, stealing, murdering and burning their way to plunder and wealth. Guided by a powerful landownewr and his vicious outlaw capitan, the Border Gang was organized, mean, and armed to the teeth. In Prescott, the governor knew Arizon'as sheriffs couldn't stop the killing—and statehood was in peril. Then a military man named Bowen stepped in with a plan: find a few good men, call them marshals, and send them after the Border Gang.
Then the law struck back with a man named Mayes.
Sam T. Mayes, a soldier turned Denver detective, was Bowen's first and only choice. Now Mayes, accompanied by an alcoholic army scout, a wanted man, and a fierce native woman, would ride against the cutthroat Maye's job was to put the killers behind bars—or put them in the ground. His reward: the first badge ever worn by U.S. Territorial Marshal...
by Dusty Richards
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