THE LAST SHOWDOWN With the comin' of the Greal Land Rush, Chase Donavan and his new bride Marsha were among the homesteaders who rode hell-for-leather across the Oklahoma plains to claim a piece of the promised land of the West. Donavan staked out a parcel close-by the Cimarron Cutoff that carried the big herds hazing up to Dodge. But it wasn't long before a passel of flat-eyed men began trickling down the trails from the north, nightridin' gunhawks hired by the cattle outfits to roust the 'steaders with burnin' powder and hot lead. And with the arrival of the murderin' widow makers, Donavan's past was about to come a-callin'. As a U. S. cavalry lieutenant during the Comanche uprisings, Donavan had been court-martialed for cowardice. He'd lit out from the post stockade to fork his own horse and ride his own trail. But now the man who'd framed him a few short years before was leadin' a troop of cavalry from Fort Larking to intercede in the bloody range war. And in a lonely place where gunsmoke would soon hang like evening mist, one man cocked his piece to silence the truth, while the other pulled iron seeking either justice or the deep sleep of death.
Used availability for Robert Kammen's The Widow Makers
August 1989 : USA Mass Market Paperback