Early in Louis LAmours career, he wrote a number of novellength stories for pulpwestern magazines. Long after they were out of print, the characters of these early stories still haunted him, and so by revising and expanding these stories he created his first novels. Here is one of these early creations which have long been such a source of speculation and curiosity among his fans.
A Man Called Trent opens on nester Dick Moffitt lying dead where he was killed by King Bill Hales riders. His son Jack and adopted daughter Sally, who witnessed the murder, go for safety to a cabin owned by a man called Trent, an alias for Kilkenny, who is seeking to escape his reputation as a gunfighter.