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The Scarlet Saddle

A bitter rivalry…

Weston Day hardly knew his father, Tom Day.

After his mother passed when he was five, Weston was sent to live with relatives in Texas.

Years later, when his father and stepmother die in a freak accident, Weston inherits his father’s cattle estate – Skull Ranch.

But even before he gets to the town of Peralta, he’s almost killed in an ambush with three men, leaving him with a nasty-looking scar.

His welcome in Peralta is even more cold-shouldered.

It seems Tom Day once ruled the roost as a cattleman but since his death, the sheepman, Joe Gautz has gotten into favour.

And as everyone in the West knows, sheep and cattle don’t mix.

Weston may be convinced his father was murdered but he isn’t about to start a range war.

But trying to create bridges is impossible – the sheepmen stubbornly don’t trust him and the cattlemen call him a fence-sitter.

On top of that, two month’s rent is due on the land and $5000 mysteriously disappeared from his father’s account the day before his death.

The sheepmen have always been keen on Skull Ranch and they’re pressing in as far as they’ll dare.

Weston knows someone didn’t want him to reach Skull Ranch and that same person also killed his father and stepmother.

In Peralta, the list of suspects is endless.

Can Weston find out who killed his father and stepmother?

Can he save Skull Ranch from falling into the hands of the sheepmen?

With a colourful cast of characters and a story dripping with suspense, The Scarlet Saddle is a page-turner of a Western. Perfect for fans of the classic Zane Gray.

Praise for Mason Macrae

‘A classic of the genre.’ – Tom Kasey, bestselling author of Trade Off.

Mason Macrae is a prolific author of Western literature, creating some of the most thrilling novels on the Wild West from the past century. Other titles from Mason Macrae include The Bounty Hunter, Two Gun Troubadour, Black Sheep and Bitter Basin.

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

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