“Spillane is a pioneer of tough-guy ethics.”—Washington Post
In the west legends are made one bullet at a time.…
Trinidad, New Mexico, is an oasis of civilization in an untamed desert ruled by outlaws, bank robbers and horse thieves. Sheriff Harry Gauge rules his town with an iron fist, a fast gun, and an unbridled thirst for power.
George Cullen sweated blood to carve a ranch from the wilderness. He’d rather take a bullet to the gut than give in to the greedy sheriff’s land grab. But a cattle empire isn’t all Gauge wants—he also has his eye on Cullen’s beautiful daughter, Willa.
Cullen gets word out that he’s hiring the fastest gunslinger money can buy to take on the sheriff. When a stranger rides in, townsfolk wonder if this is the rancher’s hired gun. Wherever he came from, wherever he’s going, two things are clear—the stranger won’t be pushed…and his aim is deadly.
“Spillane is a master in compelling you to always turn the next page.” —The New York Times
“Collins displays his mastery of Spillane’s distinctive two-fistedprose.” —Publishers Weekly