Border Breed by: William MacLeod Raine
Dan Clifford finds a note nailed to a tree. It is an invitation from Jasper Ford, a gunfighter who has already killed twelve men, inviting Clifford to meet him face to face in a showdown fight. Fully aware of Ford's reputation, Clifford is determined not to be the thirteenth victim of Ford's gun. As the only man brave enough to face Ford, Clifford is made Marshal of the town of Los Pinõs. Eventually Ford is caught, and killed. 1944.