|Title:||The Hair-trigger Kid|
|Publisher:||Simon & Schuster of Canada, Ltd.|
Another weak Brand novel in which his hero seems almost to have secret powers. John Milman is a powerful rancher but when a shyster business man named Shay challenges Milman's ownership of his land things get complicated. Shay fences off the water so that Milman's cattle face death which will take place beforre the legal challenges can be heard.
Enter the Kid who has an eye on Milman's daughter but also on the life of Milman who he blames for the death of his parents. He saves the Milman cattle because he cannot stand to see innocent cattle killed to make money. In doing so he saves Milman from ruin, wins the girl and forgives Milman. His trek down a narrow water filled canyon to break up the Shay's plans is performed by superhuman efforts. [Suggest a different description.]
Author Bio for Faust, Frederick Schiller
Frederick Schiller Faust aka Frank Austin, George Owen Baxter, Walter C Butler, George Challis, Evan Evans, Frederick Faust, John Frederick, Frederick Frost, David Manning, Peter Henry Morland, Max Brand...
Max Brand, one of America's most popular and prolific novelists and author of such enduring works as Destry Rides Again and the Doctor Kildare stories, died on the Italian front in 1944.
“No pulp writer was more prolific than Frederick Faust, who wrote nearly 15 million words under the pen name of Max Brand and seventeen others. He sold all his stories and sometimes wrote complete issues of Western Story Magazine. But Faust's most famous character was not a Western hero but a doctor—Dr. Kildare—who inspired a film of the same name plus fifteen sequels and a television series starring Richard Chamberlain.” (The Incredible Pulps: A Gallery of Fiction Magazine Art, c. 2006, p. 11).
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