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The Guardian

(2018)
(Book 77 in the Jess Williams Western series)
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Jess is on the hunt for Cliff Radish, and after he puts him down, he ends up taking the body to the town of Duston, Texas. The town marshal there happens to be Cliff's older brother, Ernie. While there, two men gun down the marshal and he's unable to perform his duties.

Ernie Radish calls on Jess to protect the town until he can get out of bed and to make matters worse, a huge cattle drive will arrive in a few days. Jess finds himself dealing with hired guns, whores, drunken cowpunchers and drifters coming to town. He pins his United States Marshal's badge on and takes over the law in Duston.

The cattle drive leaves and the working girls try to hire Jess to escort them safely to Oklahoma City, but instead, he recommends they hire Rick Muller, a gambler and gunslinger from California, who happens to be hanging around Duston. Before Jess leaves town, he realizes that three outlaws are trailing the wagon of women.

He quickly finds himself helping Muller transport the women, but trouble seems to show up at every turn. He has to deal with ambushers, gunslingers and men with a grudge against him.

Genre: Western

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Title: THE GUARDIAN: Seventy-Seventh in a Series of Jess Williams Westerns (A Jess Williams Western Book 77)
Author(s): Robert J Thomas, Robert J Thomas
Publisher: R & T Enterprise Inc.
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