Having wrapped up another case, special state deputy Lee Caton is strongly considering taking off the badge and settling down with his woman, Stella.
However, his hopes of a peaceful retirement are shattered when his partners Dude Snell and Blint Landry arrive in town with orders from headquarters.
The team are to investigate a train robbery in Allenville, where the thieves got away with eighty thousand dollars. All but one man, Jed Rath, got away.
The plan is for Caton to go to Allenville undercover as a wanted man, gain Rath’s trust and discover who else was involved and where the money is hidden.
Caton soon learns that this mission will be even more dangerous than he first thought, as he must also contend with a crooked deputy and a gang of vigilantes who hang any criminals they find.
Can Caton keep his cover and survive the dangers of Allenville? Or will he be another victim of the Night Rider’s Hangrope Fever?
Praise for Chuck Mason
‘A rollicking good read, full of danger and suspense’ – bestselling author, Tom Casey
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