THE JUDGE. Tough as nails, Judge Clayton Torn is more than a judge. Sometimes he has to be the jury...and the executioner.
RANGE WAR. A blood-spilling range war is tearing apart Madisonville and the whole of Larkin County. Chaos, killing, and looting are raging through towns and homesteads. It's a territory of death.
In rides Federal Judge Clayton Torn, who has volunteered himself to this hell of hot lead. Torn comes to replace murdered Judge Thomas Fleming and to find the killers before they kill him, too.
Torn wrestles with a whirlwind of violence and mystery before he finds himself locked into a Texas-style duel to the death: two men slashing at each other with knives in a newly dug grave. One man is Torn. The other is the only man he doesn't dare kill. (back cover)