"In Stage to Death, Bill Mason is a stagecoach guard, but he’d been a wild young hellion back in the mining camps. He had once been involved in a bank robbery, but that was in the past… until now.
Wayne D. Overholser won the 1953 First Spur Award for best novel for Lawman using the pseudonym Lee Leighton. In 1955 he won the 1954 Spur Award again for The Violent Land. He also used the pseudonyms John S. Daniels, Dan J. Stevens and Joseph Wayne."