Shoot-out at Sugar CreekBook - 2021
Legendary crime writer Mickey Spillane's celebrated tin-star hero Caleb York returns in the explosive Western saga by New York Times bestselling author Max Allan Collins. This time, Sheriff York will have to keep his wits about him as he goes toe-to-toe with a powerful cattle baroness who is manipulative, clever, and out for revenge... Late one night, County Sheriff Caleb York is sifting through wanted posters when saloon keeper Rita Filley stumbles in, distraught: one of her former employees, a young girl, has been raped and beaten. The culprit is the son of Victoria Drummond, a powerful cattle baroness, owner of one of the largest ranches in the Territory. When Caleb goes to arrest the young scoundrel, the scene turns violent. As the criminal resists and threatens another girl--Caleb has no choice. One shot to the head. The Drummond boy is toast. Caleb brings the body back to the boy's mother. Victoria appears stoic about the news and not to hold any grudge--or so Caleb thinks. Victoria owns one of the only clean water sources for herds in the local area--and she isn't apt for sharing, most definitely not with Caleb's lady love, Willa Cullen. Victoria hires supposedly reformed gunfighter Clay Cole, to assemble a team of gunmen to guard Sugar Creek. For a woman who allegedly bears no ill will against Caleb, it sure is trifling that she's hired Clay, a man with a renowned grudge against Caleb. It's almost like she's trying to get him killed. Soon it becomes clear that Victoria and Clay are out for blood and Caleb is their number one target. The fight for Sugar Creek will be a bloody one--with betrayal and fury packed in each gunshot. Whoever wins will determine the town's future and Clay and Victoria are not above fighting dirty...but they aren't a match for Sheriff Caleb York.
Publisher: New York, New York :, Kensington Publishing Corporation,, 2021.
Edition: First Kensington hardcover edition.
Copyright Date: ©2021
Characteristics: xi, 225 pages ;,22 cm.