An outlaw risks life and limb to return a stolen horse to its rightful owner in this classic Western thriller.
Shannon, a mysterious outsider, arrived some time ago to the town of Lister and settled into a secluded valley far outside of town. During one of his trips to buy supplies, Shannon came across a horse, seemingly dying on his feet, with wounds and a frail body, who was struggling near death. Having a way with animals, and with patience and tender care, Shannon restored the horse to good health.
But when the outlaw Terry Shawn races into Shannon’s valley with the sheriff and a posse hot on his trail, he grabs Shannon’s new horse to make his getaway. Despite his profession, Terry is a kind-hearted man, one who often steals from the rich to give to the poor. When Terry later hears that this magnificent horse he once borrowed” is now back with his original cruel owner, he’s willing to risk his own capture to right things and somehow return this horse to Shannon.
A captivating tale of honor among thieves, Valley of Outlaws is the tale of a loner with a troubled soul and a haunted past, who will compel an outlaw to risk his life for the things he believes in.
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Max Brand is the best-known pen name of Frederick Faust, creator of such beloved characters as Destry and Dr. Kildare. Eighty motion pictures and many radio and television programs have been based on his work. Faust went to Italy as a war correspondent during World War II after the United States entered the conflict, and was killed during a night attack on a hilltop village held by the German army. His literary output was so prolific during his life that he averaged three new books per year for seventy-five years, including many years after his death. Brand lived in Hollywood, California.