George Netfield, proprietor of Kirkville's leading saloon, was a calm, deliberate man-a man who knew what he wanted. And what he wanted most was to root out the rustlers that wanted to make a ghost town out of brawling, prosperous Kirkville.
The forces he opposed were ruthless and clever-so much so that they fooled the very ranch owner they were robbing. Without even the help of the victim, Netfield had to find a way to unmask the marauders and catch them red-handed in their cattle swindle. If he failed he knew there'd be wholesale slaughter in Kirkville, and that he'd be the first to get a six-gun send-off!
Merle Constiner (1901-1979) was an American pulp author who wrote both detective fiction and Westerns. The Fourth Gunman follows the conflicts between lawless rustlers and a cool-eyed saloonkeeper for control of a western town.
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