Shadow of the Grizzly
Clint Ryan and his men struggle to complete the task of cutting a ranch out of the wilderness, while keeping their Colts close at hand. When he's asked by neighboring Indians to kill a child-murdering grizzly, he reluctantly says no. The griz is revered by the Yocuts, so their own braves cannot kill the monster, yet this long hunt would set Clint back to far. But bad luck haunts Clint, the Stoke's boys want his land and money they believe he's hidden, and he finally relents when his own is targeted by both the Stokes and the monster. They survive by deer hunting while training horses and building the ranch house and barn. And worrying about the grizzly. Shadow of the Grizzly, an L. J. Martin western novel.