By C.M. Curtis
A guy to be reckoned with. Martin Chambliss isn't really a guy to be underestimated. A band of renegade Apaches make that mistake once they assault Chambliss and his fellow tourists. And whilst Chambliss is going at the hunt for 2 outlaws who've abducted the lady he loves, they examine that he's prepared to keep on with them deep into Mexico, or into Hell itself, to save lots of her, and he’s now not afraid to spill blood if he has to.
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Why don’t you will have humans to grasp who i'm? ” Her countenance grew afflicted. “Martin, i want your support. within the little while I’ve been the following, I’ve come to like this ranch. i admire it partially due to all that my grandfather sacrificed to construct it and in part as a result of what it truly is. you recognize, it’s as a lot a horse ranch as a livestock ranch. Grandfather got a few of the best stud horses and mares in 3 territories, and now, Diamond J’s horses are wanted. We get beautiful excessive costs for a few of them. yet due to the fact that I’ve been working the ranch, we’ve been wasting loads of inventory. Pete tells me the Apaches are operating them off. i do know Apaches will occasionally do this, yet . . . ” “You don’t belief Pete, do you? ” “No. ” “Then fireplace him. ” “I attempted. He simply laughed at me. ” the colour rose to his face. His jaw muscle tissues tightened, and he stood up, “Then I’ll do it. I’ll do it instantaneously. ” “No. ” She stopped him. “Sit down, Martin, and hear me. Pete is a gunman. He has a name. in the event you attempt to fireplace him, there'll be a gunfight, and considered one of you'll be killed. If that have been you, my existence will be ruined. you want to look after yourself—for my sake. ” He sat down and drew a deep breath, “I’m no longer fearful of Pete. ” “I understand that, yet you’re conversant in alternative ways. you must study their methods prior to you're taking any possibilities. yet there’s greater than that,” she persisted. “If Pete is taken with this, he’s no longer by myself. we need to recognize who he’s operating with if we wish to cease the rustling. simply firing him or maybe killing him wouldn’t be sufficient. ” He sat in contemplation for a number of moments, then acknowledged, “What approximately Whitey? Do you belief him? ” “I may belief Whitey with my existence. He was once dedicated to my grandfather, and he's dedicated to me. In his more youthful day he was once most likely a fit for Pete, yet no longer now. ” “Does he be aware of you think Pete? ” “Yes. ” “So, what’s your plan? ” requested Chambliss. “Until you got here, I didn’t have one. My plan now's so you might join the team and check out to profit every little thing you could. we want additional info, and you’re the single person who can get it. ” He nodded. “All correct. inform me every thing you could in regards to the group. ” “A lot of them are stable males, males who labored for my grandfather earlier than he died. ” “Even Pete? ” “Pete got here alongside no longer lengthy ahead of that. by some means he won grandfather’s belief, and while the former foreman died—and he died mysteriously—grandfather made Pete the foreman. Pete has in view that introduced in numerous of his neighbors. I employed them ahead of i began to suspect anything used to be unsuitable. i've got employed not anyone seeing that then, apart from you. And now Whitey wishes me to fireplace you. ” Chambliss grinned. “Because I learn the letter. ” “The letter that I wrote for you. ” “It used to be smart of you to deal with it to Lester Howard. ” She smiled. “I knew you will are aware of it was once for you once you observed the identify. ” “When I observed it i used to be afraid it might be undesirable information. i used to be afraid you'd be repeating the belongings you stated to me ahead of you left Wisconsin. ” She reached up and touched him tenderly at the face. “Please omit these issues, Martin.