Meanwhile, Joshua Dillard, ex-Pinkerton agent and range detective, came to Montana working undercover for Vickers' boss, cattle baron Barnaby Lant. He quickly clashed with Vickers' deputies, supposed allies, and Vickers' wife Sophie, on her own vengeance trail.
Then lynching and gunplay muddied the picture. Could Joshua bring justice to the range and save Liberty?
James Reasoner writes, "This book is a lot of fun, pulpish but with a
sharp, contemporary edge. The dark, complex plot, the emotional angst, and the gritty storytelling remind me very much of many westerns published in the fifties by Gold Medal, by authors such as Lewis B. Patten, Dean Owen and William Heuman. The pace is very fast, the action scenes are handled well, and Joshua Dillard is a very likable hero, tough and competent enough to handle just about any situation, despite his occasional self-doubts, but not a superman by any means. I’m ready to read more about him right now.... If you’re a fan of hardboiled action westerns,I definitely think you’ll enjoy it."