Bennet, Robert Ames: The Desert Girl. v1. 4 Jan 2013
Robert Ames Bennet (1870 – 1954) was an American western and science fiction writer. Several of his novels were made into films.
For those who mourn the passing of the romantic and adventurous West, this book will be a welcome revelation that it still exists. To Jack Lennon, prospector, wandering peacefully over a well-marked trail, this revelation came when a bullet knocked down his burro. With almost incredible speed he found himself dragged out of the comfortable routine of his life into a forced career of lawlessness. Besides the struggle between the two bands of desert dwellers there is the struggle between two women, and the story ends in a climax of tremendous tensity and power.