Random House, Inc. Hopalong rides into a firestorm of violence and betrayal. On the rain-drenched trail to the lawless town of Seven Pines, Hopalong discovers two men -- one dead, the other badly wounded. Returning with medical help, Hopalong finds the wounded man has been shot through the temple. Who would commit such a murder? To find out, Hopalong hires on at Bob Ronson's Rocking R Ranch. There he learns that more than a thousand cattle have been run off by men keeping one scheming eye on the ranch and the other on the monthly stagecoach shipments of gold. Hopalong is determined to stop those responsible. But even the best gunfighter needs men he can trust to watch his back, men willing to risk their lives to do what's right. With their help, Hopalong fights to save the Rocking R, only to find himself the target of a ruthless gunman in a life-and-death struggle for frontier justice.
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Baker & Taylor Hiring himself as a hand on the Rocking R Ranch, Hopalong Cassidy investigates the murder of two men on the trail to Seven Pines and keeps his eye on cattle rustlers who have their eyes on the Rocking R. (Western).
Baker & Taylor While investigating the shooting death of Jesse Lock, Hopalong hires himself out as a foreman for the Rocking R Ranch and teaches a pack of rustlers new respect for the law