Publisher Description

Framed for cattle rustling and horse theft by the corrupt banker who foreclosed on their employer's ranch, Buck and Dobie find themselves out of work, out of cash, and out of luck. So, they decided to try and live up to their reputation as wanted men—an idea easier said than done. 

Buck Hawkins and Dobie Garrett are a pair of cowboys in the Texas Panhandle. They’re unlikely outlaws—until their ranch is stolen and the two cowhands framed for rustling and horse theft by a crooked banker. 

Now with a price on their heads and hunted by the law, the two cowboys decide that if they have to ride the outlaw trail, they might as well be the best holdup artists in Texas. Problem is, they aren't all that good at the trade. 

Just when they thought it couldn't get worse ... 

During a botched stage holdup, they meet Marylou Kowalski, who demands at the point of a derringer that Buck and Dobie kidnap her; she's bored with her life and looking for excitement on the outlaw trail. Marylou convinces the two fugitives that the three of them can score the ultimate in revenge—holding up the crooked banker who posted reward flyers on the two cowboys. 

A novel by Gene Shelton, author of Houston Madam and other books.

Fiction & Literature
August 17
Pecos Press
Draft2Digital, LLC

Customer Reviews

Packrat Pete ,

Unwanted, Dead or Alive

A great tale of the “Trail”! Great characterizations, plenty of unexpected twists and fulfilling ending.


Great Book

This is a great book about the early West. Great story line and characters. Along with some humor now and then. His descriptions are vivid. I’ll be finding more of his books!

HDulcimerchick ,

Unwanted: Dead or Alive

Great story, well written, about friendship, danger, and the fight for survival. A surprise around every corner, kept me wanting more. Couldn't put this one down. 5 stars!