Two Texas Rangers, one undercover as a reckless cowboy, the other right out in the open, drawing the fire and wrath of outlaws, have been sent to bring law to a rustler gang's town. In order to do it they risk losing the love of the women they've fallen for. These ladies are, unknowingly, daughter and niece to the rustler chief.
I love Zane Grey, but this wasn't his best outing. The obstacles weren't that great and there seemed little point in dragging out the suspense; the plot was pretty thin. The two romances outweighed the action by a lot. There was more emotion and lover's angst than western setting or story. Plus, I never care for the stories where there are two heroes, especially when one is written from first person perspective.
But, all that aside, there was plenty of what I love best about Zane Grey: the lost idealism, integrity, self-sacrifice, and honor that human beings naturally had at one time. I love the way it's considered wonderful, but normal, that one man would risk everything, including his life, to save the happiness of a friend. What a very different world from the one we've adapted to today!
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