Weary of hunting men for a living—first as a Texas Ranger, then as a bounty hunter—Pharaoh Smith sets out on what he hopes will be a fast and lucrative bounty to end his long career. But nothing's ever been easy for Pharaoh, and right on cue his latest manhunt quickly spirals into death and deception on an epic scale as bounty hunters, outlaws, crooked lawmen and bullets light up the Old West in this thrilling adventure novel.
When three armed men rob a Wells Fargo Stagecoach and kill a passenger, a one thousand dollar reward is offered for their capture. But as fate would have it, Pharaoh isn't the only manhunter on the crooks' trail. Two bounty hunters with unsavory reputations, Shadrach "Sweet Tater" Johnson and Roscoe Buffalo Soldier, are also on the trail to claim the reward money. But after attempts are made on all of their lives, Pharaoh and the others realize that this is about something more than a stage robbery.
A thousand dollars split three ways isn't what any of them had in mind, but the three bounty hunters are forced to form an uneasy alliance to figure out what's really going on before they all end up dead.
"Lee Pierce has a talent for creating suspenseful tales with believeable, many-faceted characters. Readers are in for a great ride." —Margaret Tessler, author, Black Widow, White Lies