Zane Grey evokes the atmosphere, hardships and possibilities of the Old West like nobody else. In 'The Drift Fence', Jim Taft, a stranger from Missouri, has the Herculean task of fencing off a large Arizonan ranch to prevent cattle-rustling, in the face of fierce local opposition. There's also the lovely Molly Dunn to distract him; but how can he hope to woo the sister of his chief enemy?
When the first drift fence is built across a free cattle range, anger overflows. Jim Traft, the tenderfoot in charge of building the fence, finds himself in deep trouble.
It takes all of his wits to stay alive, let alone complete the fence. But with courage and tenacity Traft finishes his work and lives to see it bring new order to the range.