About the Author Born in 1875, Pearl Zane Grey was raised in Zanesville, Ohio, a town founded by his mothers family, and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1896. His passion for the American West was aroused in 1907 when Grey had an opportunity to tour the West with Buffalo Jones, a longtime hunter and adventurer. He published a total of eighty-five books before dying on October 23, 1939, at his home in Altadena, California.
Jane ran her cattle business and bossed the cowboys who rode the expanse of purple sage around her prosperous Utah ranch. Then she dared disobey the Mormons who ordered her to marry grim, brutal Elder Tull. Now her stock was being stampeded and her men disappearing.
Then the mysterious gunslinger called Lassiter rode into town.