Monday, March 18, 2013


Ruthless and bent on avenging a misguided lost Civil War cause, one man’s discourse caused mayhem and the death of one drover while on a trail drive for the 3D ranch. After the drover’s death, Charlie Cox, a proud hearted top hand for the ranch, suddenly finds himself making a sworn commitment to avenge the wrongful death even before the drive is done. Charlie is greeted at the end of the drive in Abilene by more havoc rained upon himself and others by the same man. Remembering his promise of revenge, he is compelled to right the wrongs that have been done. Unwilling to wait on the territorial bound local law to settle the matter, Charlie sets out on a one-man crusade to find the man--a vendetta for justice--though it might mean that he would die at the hands of the very one that he pursues.

The following is an excerpt of the book:

“Where else do you suppose he would go?” Charlie asked.

John Sheeney half smiled, “It doesn’t matter where he goes, before long he wears out any welcome he receives. Skinner has lots of enemies, and some men he done dirt to when he rode with Quantrill have a long memory. They’re real salty folks. I’d be on the sly myself if I’d made as many enemies as Skinner has. Did he come and apologize to me for busting up my place or even offer to pay for it? No, why hell, he’s accused of rustling Jack Murphy’s stock, his own neighbor!"

Jerry Guin aka J.L. Guin, is a former lumber salesman, mushroom hunter and western writer.
He lives in extreme northern California with wife, editor and coach, Ginny.

Jerry is a member of Western Fictioneers and Western Writers of America. Jerry was born in Arkansas and has been all over the west. He’s written over 30 short western stories. Since joining Western Fictioneers in 20ll, his story Whiskey for Breakfast was in The Traditional West. He wrote Rectification for Six-guns and Slay Bells: A Creepy Cowboy Christmas and he wrote the first chapter of Murder in Dogleg City, book #3 of the collaborative Wolf Creek series.

A visit to Amazon’s author page for Jerry Guin and J.L. Guin reveals much of his most recent works.


  1. You have caught this reader, Jerry. I have loaded Drover's Vendetta on my Kindle!

  2. Jerry, this looks like a great read. I need about a month to just sit and read and do nothing else! Thanks for sharing Drover's Vendetta with us today.

  3. Thanks Keith, you are a real gentleman.

  4. Cheryl, I appreciate the opportunity to present my book.
    Thank you.

  5. You hooked me, Jerry. This bad guy's a slippery one--guess I'll have to find out how Charlie hunts him down. :)

  6. thanks, Jacquie. You'll see that Charlie is a capable man.
    By the way, I went to school in Boise. My family lived on North

  7. Sounds good Jerry. And I am capable, if a little long in the tooth.