In the heyday of American Western cinema, bestselling author Mickey Spillane wrote a film script for his good friend and Hollywood legend, John Wayne, star of western classics like Stagecoach, The Searchers, and True Grit. Though the film was never made, Max Allan Collins, Mickey Spillane’s literary partner and executor, has adapted the original screenplay into a hard-hitting, action-packed novel that evokes the classic Westerns of the Duke. Trading his trench coat for a duster and Stetson, Spillane turns out to be every bit as compelling in the western genre as in his immortal detective stories.
In this first novel in a bold new Western series, crooked Sheriff Harry Gauge rules the town of Trinidad, New Mexico, with an iron fist. His latest scheme is to force rancher George Cullen into selling his spread and to take Cullen’s beautiful daughter Willa for his bride—whether she’s willing or not.
The old man isn’t about to go down without a fight. He sends out a telegram to hire the west’s toughest gunslinger to kill the sheriff. But when a stranger rides into Trinidad, no one’s sure who he is. Wherever he came from, wherever he’s going, it’s deadly clear he’s a man who won’t be pushed—and that he’s a damn good shot…
With stirring authenticity and heart-racing drama, Spillane and Collins add Caleb York to the roster of unforgettable western heroes.
With Mickey Spillane:
Dead Street | The Consummata
The Legend of Caleb York | The Big Showdown
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
Mike Hammer Audio Theatre:
The Little Death | Encore for Murder
Mike Hammer Comic Strip:
Mickey Spillane's From the Files of...Mike Hammer: The Complete Dailies and Sundays
So Long, Chief | It's in the Book | A Dangerous Cat | A Long Time Dead: A Mike Hammer Casebook