A THRILLING NOVEL OF ROMANCE, INTRIGUE AND DARING ACTION IN OLD CALIFORNIA—FROM THE CREATOR OF ZORRO!
Fighting young Matt O'Hara, nicknamed "Señor Avalanche," won the gratitude of wealthy Ramon Perez, whose life he saved in San Francisco's wide-open Gold Coast. His reward was a letter of introduction to wealthy Santa Barbara ranch owner, Don Esteban Cardoza, where O'Hara hoped to begin his own career as a rancher. But in the same Gold Coast dark alley, O'Hara had unknowingly brought down upon his head the sworn vengeance of Simon Tray's infamous band of outlaws—a vengeance that was to turn his trip to Santa Barbara into a hazardous battle for life.
Traveling with Luke Liggins, a friendly guide, O'Hara soon learned that no turn of the road was safe. Attacked while they were sleeping and barely saving their own lives, O'Hara and Liggins were mystified about their would-be killers.
A hair-raising escape from being shanghied in Monterey left both men even more in the dark until they made their dangerous way to the Cardoza ranch. There the first pieces of the deadly puzzle began to fall into place—for someone, having stolen O'Hara's letter of introduction in Monterey, was already established as the "real" Matt O'Hara at the ranch. ...Then, "Senor Avalanche's" rescue of the beautiful Inez Cardoza from a cattle stampede began swift adventures in "Zorroland", bringing this lusty tale to a thrilling climax.
"An exciting romance." —Detroit Free Press