After the split with Wes Wilson at the end of Book One, Rawhide Jake works undercover at the huge Flying XC Ranch and manages to track down and arrest five rustlers. His reputation as a man to steer clear of grows throughout the region. On the spring round-up, the dust of the herd fills his nostrils but he saves the life of the cow boss, Walt Guthrie. Jake falls in love with a married woman and later, upon the death of her husband, marries her. He and Wes hook up again, take down a four-man rustling crew where Jake is almost killed, start-up a fencing company employing Chinese laborers, and thwart an 800 head theft that leaves both of them wounded. Jake and the Chinese crew battle a range fire and a pair of drifters bent on raping and killing his crew and their wives. He kills a wanted murderer, is himself accused of murder, and jailed. He is released, but the insult prompts him to leave Texas for Arizona, which ends Book Two.
Rawhide Jake: Lone Star Fame is scheduled to be released in October 2022.