Mickey Spillane's larger-than-life lawman Caleb York is back—in the latest tough-as-nails Western novel from New York Times bestselling author Max Allan Collins. This time Caleb may be outnumbered . . . but not outgunned.
The Santa Fe Railroad wants to build a spur through Trinidad, New Mexico, linking the town to the cattle trade. Only one man stands against it—rancher George Cullen. At the request of the town council, Sheriff Caleb York rides out to the Bar-O to reason with his old friend. Even Cullen’s daughter Willa, Caleb’s former flame, is for the railroad. But the stubborn blind rancher won’t budge.
Cullen’s former partner, Burt O’Malley, has recently returned from a twenty-year stint in the pen for manslaughter. And hired gun Alver Hollis, the much-feared Preacherman, has also shown up with two cronies, claiming they’re in town for the biggest poker game in the territory.
With murder in the wind, the whole town’s in danger. Who will be the next target? To bring a killer to justice, and protect the woman he loves, Caleb York must strap down his Colt .44, enter the big game, and bet his life on the turn of a card... and the speed of his draw.
With Mickey Spillane:
Dead Street | The Consummata | The Last Stand
The Legend of Caleb York | The Big Showdown | The Bloody Spur
Mike Hammer Novels:
The Goliath Bone | The Big Bang | Kiss Her Goodbye | Lady, Go Die! | Complex 90 | King of the Weeds | Kill Me, Darling | Murder Never Knocks | The Will to Kill | Killing Town
Mike Hammer Audio Theatre:
The Little Death | Encore for Murder
Comics and Graphic Novels:
Mickey Spillane’s From the Files of...Mike Hammer: The Complete Dailies and Sundays | Mickey Spllane’s Mike Hammer: The Night I Died
So Long, Chief | It's in the Book | A Dangerous Cat | A Long Time Dead: A Mike Hammer Casebook | The Punk | The Big Run | Primal Spillane