Cattle Business

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Someone is stealing Sully Wheeler's cattle. Are they trying to force him out? Or are they after him because he's an old time gun hand hiding from his past? And who is this red-coated Constable Theason who insists on investigating? Is this just cattle rustling or something else? The local newspaper seems to be more interested in what the Mounties are doing within their ranks than following the story of thieves and lost property; why is that?

With the rustlers on one side, his commanders treating him like a pariah, the press wanting information he can't supply, a partner he doesn't really trust, will Theason manage to survive?

About the Author

Author Name : David McGowan

     Dave McGowan has been a cowboy, forest fire fighter, heavy equipment operator, farmhand, gardener, road musician and businessman. He has lived in several areas in British Columbia, Alberta and Ontario and played music in several areas through-out North America. He and Karen are the proud seniors to four children and eight grand-children. He now writes and works as a commercial driver in Northern British Columbia.

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