The Regulator Series
Ranchers across the west report large numbers of cattle stolen. The problem has become so large they refuse to drive their herds to market in the fall. If the cattle industry fails, the stock market will collapse and send the country into a deep recession. The Cattlemen's Association turns to Washington for help and their salvation falls on the shoulders of William Burke, Special Assistant to the President. Murphy, exhausted from months of searching for the woman he loves and the man who violated her, takes temporary refuge at his father's farm in Tennessee. Murphy's rest is short-lived, however, when Burke shows up and calls him back into action. Murphy must find whoever is behind the devastating plot before the first snowfall of winter ends the cattle drive season and plummets the country into a recession.