JOHN LAYNE. Gunslingers

JOHN LAYNE. Gunslingers. Newman Springs Publishing Inc., 332 Pages, trade paperback, $20.95.

Joel Thornton, a retired U. S. Deputy Marshal living a quiet rancher’s life outside the Texas town named in his honor, is ambushed just days after his daughter Elizabeth returns from seven years in Philadelphia. Wounded, Thornton calls upon Elizabeth to find his old partner, Ben Chance for assistance. Elizabeth’s journey leads her on an adventure that exposes her to an Indian attack on her stagecoach where she encounters a mysterious gunslinger who emerges from the hills saving the coach and another young brash gunslinger on a secret mission.