Luke Starbuck knew Death’s designs were as uncompromising as justice, and as cold and final as an unmarked grave. But when Wyatt Earp and his gang were ambushed one moonlit evening and Earp emerged from the barrage of shotgun fire very much alive, Starbuck began to wonder if there was more to the ambitious, flint-eyed desperado than met the eye.
Charlie Gamble is a scam artist, but he does have his loyalties, among them Rosy Marlette and the principle of helping a friend in need. Rosy is caught in an art swindle masterminded by B. Ansley Sams, a former Wall Street inside trader and ex-con. Sams has only one asset: a slow-witted but very mean enforcer. Brakebill is his name and he is meaner than Hitler’s priest, so they say. When Charlie goes up against Sams and Brakebill, it’s an alley-cat fight to the finish, with Rosy and survival the two prizes.