Leslie “Les” Savage Jr. (1922-1958) wrote nearly a hundred short stories and two-dozen novels under his own name and various pseudonyms (including “Logan Stewart”). His novels Black Horse Canyon (aka The Wild Horse) and Return to Warbow became movies and several of his stories were adapted for the television anthologies Zane Grey Theatre and Schlitz Playhouse.
After the Civil War, Big Scott Walker helps drive the rails west, battling Indians and the elements, while wanted and pursued for murder.
Hagar is a drifter, self-reliant and traveling alone, looking for an opportunity that hasn't happened yet. But then he wanders into a strip of Wyoming land that everyone wanted ....ranchers, gamblers, politicians...and they are all willing to kill for it. So is he.