Joe Mundy is out of a job. As deputy marshal of Baxter Springs, Kansas in 1876, one night Mundy kills a prominent rancher, along with the rancher’s son and his foreman in a gunfight. Although the shooting was determined to be in self-defense, the town’s marshal, Mundy’s boss and friend, thought it best for him to leave town. Events take him to Nebraska, where he is offered a job as town marshal of a small cattle town named Taylorsville. He becomes involved in the investigation of cattle rustlings, aware that a killer named Lute Kinney is on his trail to avenge the death for the men he killed in Kansas. McCord has written an excellent Western filled with action, suspense and an unusual love interest. His characters and dialog are realistic and authentic to the period, with page-turning chapters that keep the reader engrossed in the story. Highly recommended for Western enthusiasts. I look forward to reading more of his books.