Book List in Order: 13 titles

  • When U.S. Deputy Marshal Merlin Fanshaw mistakenly kills an innocent boy during a bank robbery in Miles City, Montana, he abandons his career as a lawman and rides out into a vast and sparsely settled regijon known as The Big Open. Hired as a cowhand...


  • U.S. Deputy Marshal Merlin Fanshaw is out of town on the day George Starkweather and his outlaw band hold up the Cattleman's Bank of Dry Creek. Upon his return, Fanshaw's boss, U.S. Marshal Chance Ridgeway suggests the deputy volunteer to infiltrate ...


  • When Will Hunter quits Colonel Quantrill's raiders, he rides West to Montana Territory seeking a quieter life in Virginia City's goldfields. Hunter's violent past haunts him as he builds a new, respectable life and he is soon drawn into the intrigue ...



  • As soon as he enters Progress County, Montana, Merlin Fanshaw is arrested by the sheriff for being a horse thief, and his desperate search for the real thief is complicated by two lawmen, a pretty girl, and an outlaw chief....











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    The year is 1886. Trouble is brewing on the Crow Indian Reservation in southeastern Montana Territory. U. S. Marshal Chance Ridgeway sends his young deputy, Merlin Fanshaw, to the town of Medicine Lodge in an attempt to restore law and order to the w...



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    ANNOTATION: When cattle baron Thane McAllister's daughter Julie disappears from her home and a ransom note signed by the notorious Coldwater brothers arrives at the ranch, the cattleman calls on his longtime friend U.S. Marshall Chance Ridgeway to de...