Who Abducted The U. S. Deputy Marshals Granddaughter? ©2013 by Raymond Cook is a 213 eBook page story about Donald Spencer who was sworn in as a Deputy United States Marshal for the Colorado Territory in 1899. For the next five years Donald held many jobs in the marshal’s office. One of them was partnering up with Chris Ballard and together they traveled a circuit of towns to perform their duties and assist local sheriffs when necessary.
On day Donald and Chris stumble upon a stagecoach robbery. Chris is killed but Donald’s able to capture the gang’s leader. But the rest of the gang that escaped aren’t about to let their boss hang. With the help of a crooked telegraph man, the gang locates Donald’s son’s ranch. They abduct Donald’s three year old granddaughter Katelynne and leave instructions with her mother.
The gang threatens to kill the child Donald loves unless he releases their boss. But making the exchange isn’t all that easy after Katelynne’s kidnappers make a mistake and let the child escape. For three days Katelynne wanders the woods during a rainstorm with a fever before she’s found by a woman heading back to her ranch. But luck is on the gang’s side. After they begin searching ranches they re-capture Katelynne. Meanwhile Donald has his own setbacks too after he accidently kills his prisoner while trying to find out the location of the gang’s hideout.
Donald hires a stranger who looks similar to his prisoner and dresses him in the same clothes with the hope that he can catch the gang by surprise during the prisoner exchange to come. The route the two men must take is closely watched from a distance by the gang who has the marshal’s granddaughter. Now the stage is set and the fake gang leader and Katelynne begin walking towards each other in a large open valley with a grove of aspen trees as all hell breaks loose.
This is my 15th of 24 western frontier eBooks I have written since 2011.
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