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  • Published: 29 March 2021
  • ISBN: 9780786045693
  • Imprint: Kensington
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 320
  • RRP: $13.99

The Devil's Rope



From acclaimed storyteller Tim Washburn, the second adventure in his thrilling new saga of the Old West, the sprawling story of one frontier family--and the Texas home they fought for, lived for, and died for...

The Ridgeway family faces their greatest challenge when a devastating drought threatens to spark an open range war, forcing them to fight for their ranch, their dream--and their lives . . .

DEATH BY THE DEVIL'S ROPE

It's the summer of 1883. A severe drought threatens to bankrupt the Ridgeway's Rocking R Ranch and every rancher in northwest Texas. The cattle are thirsty and hungry. The ranchers are getting desperate. And a simple new invention called barbed wire--the devil's rope--is their only defense against illegal herders grazing on their land. Percy Ridgeway and his brother Eli are working overtime to stake a fence around their sixty thousand acres. But someone keeps cutting the wires. The Ridgeways keep fixing them. And soon Perry is tangled in a high-stakes showdown with a thieving cattleman named Northcutt and his cutthroat henchmen. Let the battle begin . . .

History would call it the Fence Wars of 1883. The Ridgeways would call it the summer they fought back--come hell or dry water . . .

  • Published: 29 March 2021
  • ISBN: 9780786045693
  • Imprint: Kensington
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 320
  • RRP: $13.99

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