In To Marry a Texas Outlaw, Luke Legend admits to robbing stagecoaches and a bank or two but now he’s accused of killing a federal judge and the price on his head is high. He’s on the run and looking for the man who framed him. After three years, he still knows very little except that the man has assumed the false identity of Ned Sweeney. He has no idea what he looks like.
Finally, armed with credible information that Ned Sweeney is at Dead Horse Creek, Luke is on his way to intercept him when he spies a woman tied up and gagged beneath a tree on the prairie. At first, he thinks she’s dead but discovers she’s alive then learns she has amnesia.
The only thing he can do is forget about getting his hands on Sweeney and help her. But it hurts to be this close only to let the man get away again.
Out of the many favorite books and movies that feature someone wrongly accused of a crime, here are my top five: