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Law of the desert born : stories

After being accused of killing the sheriff's brother, Chad Maroon heads for the desert. Here the law of the desert is the man with the greatest urge to live will survive.

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  • "Black Rock coffin makers"@en
  • "Grub line rider"@en

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  • "After being accused of killing the sheriff's brother, Chad Maroon heads for the desert. Here the law of the desert is the man with the greatest urge to live will survive."@en
  • "Stories of the tough men pitted against the dangers of an unknown desert frontier and against one another, living by the code of the west--survive or die."
  • "Meet men like Shad Marone, the gunfighter who killed in self-defense, but who is forced to run because he killed the wrong man--the sheriff's brother; Matt Sabre, as tough as the Texas trail he rides, on a mission of mercy to the wife of the man he gunned down; and Kim Sartain, a reckless young drifter who refuses to back down from a showdown with a vicious outlaw killer. Every story in this collection bears Louis L'Amour's distinctive brand of unbridled action and unembellished authenticity--taking us into the white-hot deserts, stone-cold canyons, and rough-and-tumble towns of the world only he knows so well."@en
  • "Against his better judgement, when Sheriff Gates formed his posse, he opened the jail and let Lopez ride along. Shad Marone, foreman of the Running F Ranch, has shot and killed Jud Bowman, the arrogant young owner of the Bar B Ranch. Lopez had been a hand at the Running F until the Sheriff caught him with rustled Bar B cattle. Now Lopez swears he's the one who can track Marone down."
  • "No one tells tales of the frontier better than Louis L'Amour, who portrays the human side of westward expansion--the good and the bad, before the days of law and order--in these seven stories. In The Black Rock Coffin Makers, two men in the isolated town of Tucker want the XY ranch: Jim Walker and the ruthless Wing Cary--and one of them wants it badly enough to kill for it. In Grub Line Rider, Kim Sartain is an easygoing, peace-loving drifter. But when cattleman Jim Targ challenges Sartain's right to ride across an unclaimed stretch of meadow, Sartain retaliates by deciding to homestead there. In Desert Death Song, Nat Bodine had a choice: to die by hanging or take his chances in the desert. But when a good woman believes in a man, he finds the will to survive. In One Last Gun Notch, Morgan Clyde was driven off his ranch by a hired gunman. He worked odd jobs, but soon found himself being hired to use his gun. Now, he's working for a land hog in Red Basin who wants him to drive off a young homesteader and his wife. The scenario is too familiar, and Clyde must make a decision. In Ride, You Tonto Raiders, Matt Sabre is a young gunfighter who shoots a man who forced him to draw. To his surprise, the man on his deathbed gives him $5,000 and begs him to take the money to his wife. Guilt, regret, and wanting to do the right thing lead Matt Sabre to make that ride. In War Party, a boy on the brink of manhood, a resourceful frontier woman who has beauty as well as fortitude, and a strong male character come together in this powerful, romantic, and strangely compelling vision of the American West. In Law of the Desert, Shad Marone is a lone gunman on the run from the law. He shot a man in a fair fight, but Shad knows he'll never get a fair trial. He is being tracked by a man named Lopez, and after three days in the desert it looks like they'll both die of thirst--unless, of course, some miracle happens."@en
  • "Collected here are seven stories penned by America's favorite Western author. "The Black Rock Coffin Makers": Two men in the isolated town of Tucker want the XY ranch: Jim Walker and the ruthless Wing Cary--and one of them wants it badly enough to kill for it. "Grub Line Rider": Kim Sartain is an easygoing, peace-loving drifter. But when cattleman Jim Targ challenges Sartain's right to ride across an unclaimed stretch of meadow, Sartain retaliates by deciding to homestead there. Soon, more is at risk than land and pride, when Targ decides to teach Sartain a permanent--and deadly--lesson. "Desert Death Song": Nat Bodine had a choice: to die by hanging or take his chances in the desert. But when a good woman believes in a man, he finds the will to survive. "One Last Gun Notch": Morgan Clyde was driven off his small ranch by a hired gunman. He worked odd jobs but soon found himself being hired to use his gun. Now, he's working for a land hog in Red Basin who wants him to drive off a young homesteader and his wife. The scenario is too familiar, and Clyde finds that he must make a decision. "Ride, You Tonto Raiders": Matt Sabre is a young gunfighter who shoots a man who forced him to draw. To his surprise, the man on his deathbed gives him $5,000 and begs him to take the money to his wife, who is alone defending the family ranch. Guilt, regret, and wanting to do the right thing lead Matt Sabre to make that ride. "War Party": A boy on the brink of manhood, a resourceful frontier woman who has beauty as well as fortitude, and a strong male character come together in this powerful, romantic, and strangely compelling vision of the American West. "Law of the Desert": Shad Marone is a lone gunman on the run from the law. He shot a man in a fair fight; but the sheriff is his bitter enemy, and Shad knows he'll never get a fair trial. He is being tracked by a man named Lopez, and after three days in the desert it looks like they'll both die of thirst--unless, of course, some miracle happens."@en
  • "Presents a dramatization of a short story about the murder of a local desperado in the old West."
  • "Also contains the story Big medicine."
  • "A collection of five short stories about "unconquerable men and women facing the challenge of survival in untamed places.""@en

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  • "Audio adaptations"@en
  • "Audiobooks"@en
  • "Fiction"@en
  • "Downloadable audio books"@en
  • "Western stories"@en
  • "Western stories"
  • "Short stories"@en

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  • "Law of the desert born : stories"@en
  • "Law of the desert born"
  • "Law of the desert born"@en
  • "Law of the desert born a collection of L'Amour's best western tales"
  • "The law of the desert born McQueen of the Tumbling K"@en
  • "The Law of the Desert Born"@en
  • "The law of the desert born"@en