'Buck Halliday was a sudden man with a gun. That’s why Judge Cowper, of Shimmer Creek, hired him. The judge wanted a man named Jason Henley killed. Henley, he said, had taken over the town, lock, stock and barrel, and now he expected every other businessman to pay him protection money.
'Halliday had killed men before, but he wasn’t a killer for hire. Still … maybe he could convince Henley that it might be better for his health if he made dust and headed for someplace else.
'Trouble was, Henley had more lives than a cat. And to get to him, a feller first had to go through his pet gunman, the notorious Rafe Murchison.
'It appeared to Halliday that he was really going to earn his money on this job.'
Source: Publisher's blurb.