Big game hunter Edward Manning has come all the way from England to hire Sundance as a guide on a hunt for wild grizzlies. But Manning soon tired of stalking his four-legged prey, and set his sights on the one thing he had never hunted before—a fellow human being, Sundance himself! For the first time in his life, Sundance was the hunted, rather than the hunter, pitting his strength, wits and cunning against a cold and ruthless killer whose skill equalled his own!
About the Author
Peter J. McCurtin was born in Ireland on 15 October 1929, and immigrated to America when he was in his early twenties. Records also confirm that, in 1958, McCurtin co-edited the short-lived (one issue) New York Review with William Atkins. By the early 1960s, he was co-owner of a bookstore in Ogunquit, Maine, and often spent his summers there. McCurtin's first book, Mafioso (1970) was nominated for the prestigious Mystery Writers of America Edgar Award, and filmed in 1973 as The Boss, with Henry Silva. More books in the same vein quickly followed, including Cosa Nostra (1971), Omerta (1972), The Syndicate (1972) and Escape From Devil's Island (1972). 1970 also saw the publication of his first "Carmody" western, Hangtown. Peter McCurtin died in New York on 27 January 1997. His westerns in particular are distinguished by unusual plots with neatly resolved conclusions, well-drawn secondary characters, regular bursts of action and tight, smooth writing. If you haven't already checked him out, you have quite a treat in store. McCurtin also wrote under the name of Jack Slade and Gene Curry.