Ten Mile Valley A Western Story By Wayne D. Overholser
From a three-time Spur Award–winner comes the tale of an orphaned boy who is forced to become a man.

Mark Kelton is eighteen years old—part boy, part man. On the trail to set up a ranch in eastern Oregon, his parents are killed by an unknown assailant and their strongbox containing $8,000 is stolen.

Mark heads out onto the empty plain where he encounters Bronco Curtis, a man who knows what he wants, and Curtis befriends the young orphan. When Curtis was Mark’s age, an older man had done the same for him. Under Curtis’s tutelage, Mark becomes a hardened rider and an experienced cowboy, capable in the use of firearms. In Ten Mile Valley, Curtis purchases a small cattle ranch and appoints Mark as his partner, even though Mark is destitute.

Even so, always at the back of Mark’s mind is the knowledge that, somewhere on the plains, the murderer of his parents still rides free. Mark is convinced that he cannot truly become a man until he finds that murdering thief.

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TitleTen Mile Valley
SubtitleA Western Story
AuthorBy Wayne D. Overholser
PublisherSkyhorse Publishing
ImprintSkyhorse Publishing
Published15 November 2016
Dimensions5.50 x 8.25in.

About the author

Wayne D. Overholser (1906–1996) was born in Pomeroy, Washington, to pioneer parents. Over his sixty-year writing career, he wrote more than one hundred novels and was awarded the Spur Award three times for Law Man, The Violent Land, and The Meeker Massacre. In 1989, he was awarded the Saddleman Award for outstanding contributions to the literature of the West. Overholser lived in Boulder, Colorado.

“His knowledge of western lore is unsurpassed.” —Historical Novel Society
ISBNs: 9781634507479 978-1-63450-747-9 Title: ten mile valley category:FIC ISBNs: 9781634507486 978-1-63450-748-6 Title: ten mile valley category:FIC 
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