18. Kid Rodelo- Louis L'Amour
A much different plot than usual. Rodelo has just been freed from prison after doing a year for a crime he didn't commit. The real perpetrators break out of jail and Rodelo helps them find their stolen gold and guide them to the Gulf Coast to a boat arranged for their escape.
There are the usual trials and tribulations- bounty hunting Indians, desert, dunes.
All of the perps are killed by the Indians, and Rodelo is able to return the gold...