Riding into Willow Springs, Texas, Jefferson Davis King trails a horse behind him, a gift for his old friend C.D. Hollis. But Sheriff Hollis is dead -- killed by an unknown gunman weeks earlier. There are plenty of suspects, but no one's talking. When a loose-lipped gravedigger tells all he knows, Jeff sets off to find a killer who s in plain sight, hiding behind a friendly face. All the while he' s haunted by Hollis's advice: Before you use your gun on a man, be good and damn sure you want him dead. Winner of the Spur and Medicine Pipe Bearer awards, Wayne Barton is one of today's most exciting western storytellers.