Ray Storey left Kansas for one reason: revenge. Assuming the role of Kit Carson in a Medicine Show that travels to small towns around East Texas, he hunts down Sam Hawkins, the brutal murderer of Storey's innocent younger brother. As Ray finally arrives in the same town as his quarry, he is faced with the harsh reality that he might not have the wit or courage to bring the cruel Hawkins brothers to justice. When a man is killed and a woman kidnapped, Storey must throw away his act and shoot with real bullets, or his own life and honor will be forfeit.
Bill Crider is the winner of two Anthony Awards and an Edgar Award Finalist. An English teacher for many years-at both collegiate and high school level-he's published more than seventy-five Western, crime and horror novels. He lives with his wife in Alvin, Texas.