The dust has yet to settle in the new frontier town of Resolution.
It's barely even a town: a general store, a handful of saloons and a run-down brothel for the workers at a nearby copper mine.
No sheriff has been appointed, and gunslingers have taken control.
Amid the chaos, itinerant lawman Everett Hitch has created a small haven of order at the Blackfoot Saloon.
Charged with protecting the girls who work the back room, Hitch has seen off passing cowboys and violent punters - though it's his scheming boss, Amos Woolfson, who stirs up the most trouble.
When a greedy mine owner threatens the local ranchers, Woolfson ends up at the centre of a makeshift war.
Hitch knows only too well how to protect himself, but with the bloodshed mounting, he's relieved when his friend Virgil Cole rides into town.
In a place where justice and order don't yet exist, Cole and Hitch must lay down the law - without violating their codes of honour, duty and friendship.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 304 pages
- Publisher: Atlantic Books
- Publication Date: 01/03/2013
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9781848873469