The Singing Scorpion(1934)
(Ambush at Scorpion Valley)
(A book in the Three Mesquiteers series)
A novel by William Colt MacDonald
The gang called themselves the Scorpions, and when they struck, they were as swift, silent and fatal as the vicious animals that inspired their name. They would loot and kill with abandon as they rode through Texas, and return with their ill-gotten booty to a hideout in Mexico. No one had ever dared to stop their lawless rampages, but their luck was running out. Tucson Smith was an easygoing sort -- slow-talking and not easily riled. He didn't make trouble, but when it found him, he didn't back down. So when the Scorpions victimized someone that Tucson Smith cared deeply about, he went after them, hell-bent for leather. He'd avenge this latest killing -- or die trying!
Used availability for William Colt MacDonald's The Singing Scorpion
June 2010 : USA Library Binding
July 2000 : UK Hardback