Seth Forster - The Special United States Marshal: Vigilante Guns: A Western Adventure (The Special U.S. Marshal Western Adventure #9)
In Archuleta County, he finds a bunch of drunken cowboys calling themselves the People’s Party having thrown out the legally-elected commissioners. What’s been going on is that New Mexicans are coming’ across the border on Election Day and voting in their own folks. Then the sheepherding New Mexicans go back home. Now the bridge over the San Juan is the site of wild battles as the cattlemen of Arizona fight the sheepherders of New Mexico. When a decision is made to shoot the New Mexican commissioners from ambush, Seth has to follow his legal orders and warns the New Mexican Rangers about the plot. Every cowboy back in Pagosa Springs is sure he’s the snitch and he almost does a Texas Cakewalk at the end of a hemp rope. He’s saved at the last minute by two People’s Party friends he’s made, the town clerk Jim Bob Bonneville and Sheriff Zabriski. The next day, Seth works out what’s really going on, the Bank President got a tip on where the railroad is coming through and is quietly killing people on both sides of the San Juan River who own the right of way and forging deeds. Jim Bob and Seth realize at the last second that the banker is on his way with two bad guys to kill the Bonneville family. After a galloping chase, Seth and Jim Bob kill the thieves and save the day. But the men drinking every night and pretending to be an army still think Seth is the snitch and they set another trap for him. He’s saved by the determined Ipheginia Barlowe, still the warpath to get them hitched. Seth escapes to Mexico but is 2,000 miles far enough to get away from Jeannie Barlowe?
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