Free today from Amazon: Dead Man's Town
(Jake Moran #2) by Robert Broomall, first published by Fawcett in mass market paperback in 1987. UK DE
Jake Moran becomes the West's first town tamer.
The Civil War has just ended, and Union City, Kansas, is the wildest town in the U.S. Railroad terminus and jumping-off point for emigrants headed west, Union City is filled with gamblers, soldiers, settlers, and bad men of all description. It's run by Ned Burr, the notorious Jayhawker, whose name was synonymous with death and desruction during the war. The town council wants to hire a marshal to tame Union City -- and kill Ned Burr. They offer the job to the famous lawman and soldier Jake Moran. Jake doesn't want the job, but he's forced to take it. He has no intention of confronting Burr, though, and makes peace with him. Then Jake falls for Burr's girl . . .
The first book in the Jake Moran series, Dead Man's Crossing