"Riding into the town of Smoky River on a mangy mule, Dane looks as broken down as his old mount. His Stetson is ragged, his boots are tied together with leather thongs, and he wears a Colt Army revolver with exactly three bullets. He wouldn't know what to say if you asked him where he got the gun, or how he learned to shoot it so well. He doesn't know if Dane is his first name or his last. Something happened that cost him his memory. For three years he's been traveling the West as a cowboy, a buffalo hunter, and a farmhand. Smoky River looks to be a fine place to settle down. If only his past didn't decide to catch up to him here."--Back cover.
a Ralph Compton western by John Shirley.