Bend of the Snake Author:Bill Gulick In a tough country--you had to be even tougher just to survive. Big Scott Burton watched calmly as Tom Berryman, the hired killer, suddenly grabbed for the gun on his hip. Burton didn't hurry his own more. This very calmness unnerved the gunslick. The roar of Berryman's gun slammed against his eardrums. Yet Burton knew that the shot had not... more » touched him as he triggered his own gun. Blood spurted from Berryman's shirt. Without a sound, the gunman folded onto the street in slow motion.
But this was only Burton's first fight to free the gold-strike territory of Snake River fro the outlaw rule of Webb Taylor. A roaring, bullet-fast story of a country gone gold crazy--and of a tough Texan who tried to ta me it.« less