Two classic short novels by Paine show that there were courageous men willing to risk their lives to tame the Wild West. In "Lawman, " newly appointed Deputy Boyd Dylan runs into trouble when his boss doesn't want him disturbing the status quo. And in "The Dark Trail, " Deputy Will Brennen is also a bounty hunter who's ordered to bring in a bank robber who's no stranger.

The Dark Trail 2013, Amazon Publishing

ISBN-13: 9781477839676

Trade paperback

The Dark Trail 2002, Leisure Books

ISBN-13: 9780843951189

Mass-market paperback

The Dark Trail 2001, Five Star (ME), Waterville, ME

ISBN-13: 9780786223961