The High Mountain Sheriff Series
From the moment the wounded boy in the wagon interrupts his swearing- in, Deputy Mark Simms, in line to be the third Sheriff Simms of Summit County, devotes his life to pursuing cattle rustlers turned butchers who become murderous meatpackers in the early twentieth century. Returning home from a picnic prescribed by his father, his mother hands him the family star. Sheriff Simms pins on his star and rushes to his father's funeral to take on the task of leading his county's battle with the Spanish flu. He does not know how much he never knew about his pa and grandpa, but he will not let them die. They will live forever.