Guns of Mark Jardine is set against the wild and lawless territory of Arizona in the years following the Civil War. Jardine, 30 years old, clean cut and a crack shot, is drawn to Arizona to avenge the torture and death of his best friend who was ambushed there after striking a small fortune in gold. Jardine's arrival stirs up a whole hornet's nest of trouble that brings him into the bad graces of Barbara Alan, whose father was one of the largest landholders in Arizona before he was murdered. Whoever killed Barbara's father now wants her ranch as well. And when Jardine takes on the task of single-handedly getting her out of the territory alive, while at the same time tracking the trail of his friend's killers, he may just have saddled himself with one too many problems.
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