By William W. Johnstone, J. A. Johnstone

Born and bred within the Texas Pandhandle city of Comanche Crossing, William "Wild Bill" Longley gunned down a dozen of its males in chilly blood ahead of he received round to the sheriff and deputy--so he may take over the task himself. Then he chanced on the right sidekick in a vicious occupation legal named Booker Tate. along with his remorseless center set on a gorgeous younger lady, Wild invoice and Booker take the total city hostage till the younger girl has the same opinion to marry a guy she despises.

That's while a cold-eyed stranger involves city with a useless guy strapped to his saddle. In a city the place violence and homicide rule the day, a terrifying conflict is ready to explode--between ruthless Wild invoice Longley and a bounty hunter named Tam Sullivan, who's performed a variety of killing of his own...

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Not a happy place, not a beautiful place, but one that was useful to a great many people. Dossiers would be compiled, and wherever somebody might wish to make use of him, his hobbies and his weaknesses would be known, and a list of his family connections and friends. In the best hotel in the city, where he spent the night, the hot-water spigot ran cold and the water was stained with rust. In the elaborately gilded dining-room the meal cost twenty-five dollars and was none too good, but the band played American jazz and the ladies were loaded with diamonds and pearls and the men with gold lace and jeweled decorations.

An American art expert who had dropped down out of the skies had to watch every step and guard every word. He told the Admiral that he, Lanny Budd, was a man of peace, and therefore hated and feared the Red terrorists and their dupes who were making America a land impossible to live in; he was returning to his mother’s home in France because he believed in the New Order and wished to live under it. Hess was one man with whom Darlan would be unable to check! The fact that Lanny’s mother had lived for more than forty years in France, and that Darlan had met her some twenty years ago and remembered her well, made it seem natural that she and her son should love France; also, the idea of a “parlor Pink” was less familiar to a Frenchman than to an American.

Inevitably that led to the strange experience which had befallen the newly married couple, flying from Yenan to Ulan-Bator over the great Gobi Desert. Anyhow, Lanny had heard what purported to be the voice of Lizbeth Holdenhurst, saying that the yacht had gone down with all on board. Certainly you had to think about it, after so many strange psychic experiences had come to you. Now, on this last evening, she told him that her curiosity was greater than her fear, and she wanted to try one more trance.

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