In the decades since Peter Dawson first emerged as one of Western’s greatest talents, his fiction has retained its classic status among readers of many generations. This volume presents his most enduring short novels. The title tale opens with the daring robbery of an entire cattle train and gets only more exciting from there. “Hell’s Half Acre” is filled with chaos and danger that results from an all-out range war between cattle ranchers and the sheep raising syndicate. And in “Sagerock Sheriff,” old Tom Piatt faces his toughest challenge since he took office years ago. He has to find out—right away—if a man being sentenced to life in the penitentiary is really guilty of murder.