One man with a duty to the dead, and a lethal talent honed by war . . .
Jed Wells gets more than he bargained for when a name from his past leads him to stories of lost gold, murderous grave robbers, and a town full of thieves. It will take all the Sharpshooter's skill and cunning to get our of town alive.
Jedd Wells thought that his days of killing and pain were over. He had become a successful writer, and had moved past his old life as a dead-eye sharpshooter. But while doing research on his next book, he encounters a man from his past - Josephus McCade - who may force Jed to return to some of the dark practices of a life he thought he had left behind.
McCade, a brilliant if eccentric artist, believes he has the key to a vast fortune in gold, and Jed, always eager for a new story, jumps along for the ride.
But the artist's charmed life may soon becoming to a brutal end, thanks to a secret he will tell no one - a mystery that's pulling Jedd Wells himself into the gunsight of a killer . . . and into a fetid quagmire of lies, greed, and vengeance that threatens to drag both him and McCade to their deaths.
Tobias Cole is the pen-name for a well-known author of Western novels.