U.S. Deputy Marshal Merlin Fanshaw is out of town on the day George Starkweather and his outlaw band hold up the Cattleman's Bank of Dry Creek. Upon his return, Fanshaw's boss, U.S. Marshal Chance Ridgeway, suggests the deputy volunteer to infiltrate the gang as an undercover agent. Fanshaw hesitates only a moment before agreeing. He and Starkweather have a dark history, and he's eager to bring his old nemesis to justice. The winter of 1886?87 brings Fanshaw face-to-face with Starkweather, as he becomes a member of the outlaw band. As the bitter winter deepens, so does the danger, and Fanshaw finds himself in more trouble than he ever imagined. Just when he thinks he's played his cards right, Fanshaw lands in jail-charged with murder, while Starkweather roams free. But a surprising revelation will either bring retribution to the outlaw leader-or leave Deputy Fanshaw to face a hangman's noose.
About The Author
Stan Lynde was born and reared on the rangelands of the Crow Indian Reservation of southeastern Montana. He is the creator, author, and artist of two highly acclaimed nationally syndicated cartoon strips, Rick O’Shay and Latigo.
Stan has been listed in Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who in American Art. He received the Inkpot Award in 1977 for achievement in the comic arts and the Montana Governor’s Award for the Arts in 1983. Stan is a prolific and popular author of western fiction. His eight published novels, set in Montana Territory during the 1880s, include seven novels in his... more