Zero North Platte

Zero North Platte

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An authentic, gritty, fast-paced Western set on the trail between Denver, Colorado and Hat Creek Station, Wyoming.After losing the majority of his cattle herd during what seems a never-ending summer drought, Ben Cole, a handsome, rough-edged, thick-skinned, young rancher is enlisted by the beautiful albeit headstrong Belle Lehr to be her trail boss on a perilous cattle drive into the wild country beyond Cheyenne, just a month before the winter settles in. Despite the threats of the quick coming cold and snow, and of the nearby Indian territories, Cole, against his better judgment, takes the job. Alongside friend Jug Head Jones and foe Chris Stortis, both cattle drivers, the team sets out for Wyoming, already anticipating the extreme difficulties of the journey ahead."Zero North Platte" is endlessly gripping entertainment as Ben Cole's earliest worst fears of the trail emerge as unpreventable realities, as his combative relationship with Stortis comes to a head, and as his deeply buried feelings for Belle Lehr evolve into an intense desire he cannot dismiss. Deftly written by F.G. Harris with humor, razor-sharp dialog, and a deep appreciation for the art and style of the Western novel, "Zero North Platte" is not to be missed.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 242 pages
  • 144.78 x 185.42 x 7.62mm | 453.59g
  • Vantage Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 0533164575
  • 9780533164578

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Does Ben Cole have what it takes to guide Belle Lehr's cattle drive to Wyoming before the winter?"Ben found it impossible to sleep. His musings drifted ahead to the drivers, to the Goshen Hole country, to the North Platte crossing, and on to Rawhide Buttes. No matter how determined Belle was, he knew the drive was going to be rough, and hazardous. As to strength, they were in a precarious situation. Already they were four men short. The drivers would have a hard time. The herd would suffer terribly. And water and grass would be as scarce as hen's teeth. He knew this for a fact."
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About F G Harris

F.G. Harris has been an accountant, a writer, a Federal employee, a member of the Air Force during World War II, a helper at the Clinch River Project in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, and also at the Cherry Point Marine Base in New Bern, North Carolina, as well as a holder of numerous positions in the Methodist Church. He lives in Thomasville, North Carolina, and spends much of his time writing. "Zero North Platte "is his second novel.
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