Nathan T. Riggins Western Adventure6 books in series
The Dog Who Would Not Smile Publisher's Summary
Nathan Riggins heads out west to the Nevada desert to search for his parents after his grandmother died. He faces one danger after another: hostile Indians, a masked gunman, a blinding sandstorm, a rattlesnake. Now, he frantically hurried from one empty building to the next. Where was everyone? How could everybody in town just disappear? In the deserted post office, bags of unopened mail lay everywhere. With increasing dread, he looks through the stacks of letters. He finds his own letter to his parents telling them he is coming. No wonder they hadn't waited for him here in Willow Creek. What should he do? Then, a strange dog seems to adopt him and come to his rescue.