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The Fence Busters

A question of honour…

Walt Rath is an old-timer, keen to take advantage of the open Texas range by bringing in wire fencing to the state.

But he is getting on, and sees the future of the business with his nephew – the young and reckless Tom Midnight.

Midnight may be youthful, but he sure is tough, and in his Uncle’s own words, a born leader.

But Midnight isn’t keen to get involved.

That is until Walt is gunned down by the merciless Gun De Leon – a killer hired by the fence busters who are determined to see anyone trying to put up wire fencing in the state brought down.

With vengeance on his mind, Midnight is inspired to carry on the business, especially as he now has Sandy under his wing – a young woman recently orphaned after the death of her father.

The pair join up, and inevitably fall for each other.

With his personal life all but figured out, Midnight now needs a team to help his fencing business grow, and receive the fortunes that his Uncle promised.

Especially, as so many are against him, including the frightful Stan Oopey, known as ‘The Longhorn’ and even the local town Sherriff, who is being funded by Easterners to stay firmly against the fencing industry.

But Midnight and his gang’s main trouble lies with the Indians, whose presence in the state makes it near impossible to put up fences.

Midnight must find a way to get rid of the Indians, but this in itself is fraught with danger, considering the conflict between the Texans and the natives.

And what about the Indian who is in Midnight’s own ranks?

A man who has sworn can be trusted… Will he turn against the fencers?

Tom Midnight is quickly making a lot of enemies, but with Sandy by his side he is determined to make the business work, and honour his late Uncle.

Only time will tell who will come out on top.

The Indians, or The Fence Busters…?

Praise for Gordon Landsborough

‘A punchy tale coupled with plenty of action – an engaging read!’ – Philip McCormac, bestselling western author

Pioneering Press is a western imprint of Endeavour Press – the UK’s leading independent digital publisher. We publish new and classic westerns by authors from the US and the UK.

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