Reb Santee was his name. He appeared to be just a rough-and-tumble cowboy, with an unruly shock of flaxen hair, and a puckered frown in his laughing blue eyes. But when he first rode into Wind River Basin, the law already had a grudge against him-and the grudges multiplied in a hurry, all because he wanted to be honest.
In self-defense, he made a chain store business of outlawry. Brown's Park, over the line in Colorado; the Robbers' Roost, down in the purple wastes of Utah; the Hole-in-the-Wall; the Lost Cabin wilderness-he made them way stations on the outlaw trail, where men on the dodge could get grub, fresh horses, and information. Rustling became organized; banks and railroads began to feel the sting of their activities. The notorious "Wild Bunch" was blazing a wide trail up and down Wyoming.
Stockmen organized; posses scoured the range; guns roared in dark canyons. But no one suspected Reb Santee, everybody's friend and the best-liked man in the Basin, until one fateful day...
Thrills, excitement, romance, and the best assortment of laughs you ever had in a Western story.
Will Ermine is one of several pen names used by Harry Sinclair Drago, one of the grandfathers of the Western genre. He wrote three books a year, on average, when he wasn't working as a Hollywood screenwriter or newspaper columnist. He is the recipient of the Buffalo Award for best western book of the year, the National Cowboy Hall of Fame Award, and the Western Heritage award.