Rancher turned gunman on the vengeance trail.
When Clay Brentwood's family is murdered and his ranch is burned, he will stop at nothing to bring those guilty to justice.
Stranger on a Black Stallion
THEY HAD LEFT HIM FOR DEAD
For two and a half years, Clay Brentwood has been trying to catch up with the men who shot him in the head and left him for dead. It wasn’t bad enough that they burned his ranch to the ground and stole his horses and cattle, but they also took it upon themselves to rape and then
murder his pregnant wife...and for that they had to die.
HIS WIFE'S KILLER BROUGHT TO JUSTICE and just when Clay Brentwood thought things were about to quiet down, new trouble comes his way in the form of Austin, Texas judge, Horatio B. Tyson. The judge sends Bill McDaniel, head of the Texas Rangers, on a manhunt with two murder warrants; both for Clay Brentwood. The judge's last words to Bill McDaniel were, "Bring him back, dead or alive. And I don't care which."
IT WAS A BEAUTIFUL DAY. Tyrone Brewster walked out of the station; confident this was going to be an easy job. At five foot eight inches, average build, brown eyes, brown hair, brown suit and brown derby hat, he looked just like any other drummer riding the train. Only, he was no drummer. He was a bringer of death, an assassin, and Hammershield had met his price. Mister Clay Brentwood, Texas Ranger, would be dead long before he reached Dallas.
ENZO BABINEAUX WAS PURE EVIL.
His mouth salivated as he watched the healthy looking young woman with the fiery red hair putting gold nuggets into a leather pouch. She had no hat on and her red hair glistened in the sunshine. He would take his time with this one, he thought to himself. He would make her scream and beg for him to let her die. He enjoyed it best when they begged. Enzo didn’t know it, but the only problem with his plan was that, although you would never know it from looking, the girl knew she was being watched. It was the big Morgan she rode that had raised his head from where he stood eating grass, letting her know that someone or something was nearby. “Well”, she thought to herself, “if he wants to try something stupid...”
NOW A TEXAS RANGER, Clay Brentwood takes on a routine assignment escorting a prisoner from the Dallas jail to the prison in Canon City, Colorado. He's looking forward to an easy job, and then settling down for a bit. At least that’s the way he had it figured. What he hadn’t considered was how plans could change in a heartbeat, bringing him closer to deaths door than he ever wanted to be.
The newspapers called him, "The Chameleon," because during each assassination the killer looks incredibly like someone that everyone knows, including the Governor of the state of Texas. When Clay Brentwood gets on his trail, he has to wonder if those around him are what they seem. Even, Clay's boss, Bill McDaniel, head of the Texas Rangers - has been acting strangely and Clay can't be sure he is the same man he has known all these years. For Clay, the problem is obvious - how does he stop a madman with no known identity?