A Ranger Returns

A Ranger Returns

by James J. Griffin

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Overview

Nate Stewart and his Texas Ranger partners return to Austin from their grueling assignment in west Texas, expecting only a few days' rest before they are sent back on the outlaw trail. Instead, they learn that the state legislature has refused to extend funding for most of the Rangers. All but a few have been given their walking papers-placed on indefinite furlough.



Forced to face an uncertain future without the Rangers, Nate and his best friend and partner, Hoot Harrison, travel to the land Nate still owns outside San Saba. With mixed feelings, the pair heads toward Nate's family's ranch-now, where Nate's parents and older brother are buried.



But when they reach San Saba, they're met with guns and force. Someone is attempting to take over all the ranches in the area-including Nate's. Vowing not to lose the land his father had struggled so hard to tame, Nate is determined to unravel the plot-and the people responsible-for the hostility. The trail to the criminals, ironically, takes him back East-to his own home town of Wilmington, Delaware...and someone he'd have never suspected.



Once Nate confronts the man who means to take everything from him, he and Hoot waste no time in getting back to Texas. There, they'll stand together once more against outlaw guns as A RANGER RETURNS...

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781979966214
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 11/29/2017
Series: Lone Star Ranger , #9
Pages: 134
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.29(d)

About the Author

Jim Griffin became enamored of the Texas Rangers from watching the TV series, Tales of the Texas Rangers, as a youngster. He grew to be an avid student and collector of Rangers' artifacts, memorabilia and other items. His collection is now housed in the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum in Waco.

His quest for authenticity in his writing has taken him to the famous Old West towns of Pecos, Deadwood, Cheyenne, Tombstone and numerous others. While Jim's books are fiction, he strives to keep them as accurate as possible within the realm of fiction.

A graduate of Southern Connecticut State University, Jim now lives in Keene, New Hampshire when he isn't travelling around the west.
A devoted and enthusiastic horseman, Jim bought his first horse when he was a junior in college. He has owned several American Paint horses. He is a member of the Connecticut Horse Council Volunteer Horse Patrol, an organization which assists the State Park Rangers with patrolling parks and forests.

Jim's books are traditional Westerns in the best sense of the term, portraying strong heroes with good character and moral values. Highly reminiscent of the pulp westerns of yesteryear, the heroes and villains are clearly separated.

Jim was initially inspired to write at the urging of friend and author James Reasoner. After the successful publication of his first book, Trouble Rides the Texas Pacific, published in 2005, Jim was encouraged to continue his writing.

Website: www.jamesjgriffin.net

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