Branded Outlaw - L. Ron Hubbard
When Lee Weston’s father writes him that an old enemy, Harvey Dodge, is back in town, Lee rides out in a hurry from Wyoming to Pecos, New Mexico only to find his father murdered and the family ranch burned to the ground. Certain that Dodge is to blame, Lee sets off to settle the score but gets into a fiery Colt showdown in the town of Pecos. Severely wounded, he flees into the mountains just before passing out.
As fate would have it, Dodge’s beautiful yet headstrong daughter, Ellen, finds Lee’s unconscious body and secretly nurses him back to health. But when Lee insists on continuing his plan for revenge, he gets himself into a heap more
trouble—false accusations, a near lynching at the hands of an angry mob and the scorn of the only girl he ever looked at more than once!