“One of the most inventive, moving, and memorable Western novels in many years.” —Booklist (starred review) on The Stone Garden
John Henry Cole worked for years in Cheyenne, Wyoming—first as a policeman, and later a detective. He enjoyed the work, despite its dangers, but it was time for a change. So he decided to open his own agency, one staffed by former lawmen like himself. In practice they might be bounty hunters, but he hired men he had worked with before that he knew and trusted to be honorable and professional—and then they got to work.
And work it was. Cole’s agency was located in just about the most dangerous place it could be: Red Pony, in the Cherokee strip, a region often referred to as a no-man’s-land because of its rampant outlawry. But the way Cole saw it, what better place to hunt for outlaws with bounties on their heads?
But Cole’s team may have bit off more than it can chew when it sets out to capture the notorious Sam Starr and his outlaw gang, and bring them all to justice.
Bill Brooks is the author of more than twenty novels, including the critically acclaimed Stone Garden, Bonnie & Clyde, and Pretty Boy. He works as a writing instructor and has taught workshops at the Chautauqua Institution, Authors of the Flathead, Pikes Peak Writers Conference, North Carolina Literary Mountain Festival, and many others. He currently lives in northeast Indiana.