The Man Who Wore the Star is the story of John Wescott, town marshal of Catron, who must decide whether he should give up his son to his ex-wife. A Gift for the General is the story of John Mosby of the 43rd Battalion of the Confederate Rangers. A Place for Danny Thorpe dates from 1967 and concerns a young jockey who is driven out of San Francisco because he refuses to throw a race. Ben Suttons Law and The Homecoming appear here in print for the first time.
Ray Hogan was born in Willow Springs, Missouri. At five the Hogan family moved to Albuquerque. It was while listening to his father and other old-timers tell tales from the past that Ray was inspired to recast these tales in fiction.