By Tim Champlin
Jay McGraw was lucky to be fast on his feet when he chose the outlaw life instead of the gallows. Falsely accused of murder, he busted out of prison and headed for the hills with the posse right behind. At the McPherson ranch, a kind cowboy hid him and Jay’s escape was good—for the moment.
But once he accepted a job there breaking mustangs, Jay discovered a lot more was involved, including cattle rustling, bloodthirsty feuds, ruthless outlaws, and Tombstone showdowns. Jay had to be fast to hold his own—that was why they called him “Lightning”.