"Sheriff Doyle Bannion tries to keep the peace in Perdition Wells, Texas, when the four King brothers ride in bent on avenging their father's death"--Review by Publisher Summary 2
There was a shooting not so long ago at the Union Eagle Saloon in Perdition Wells, Texas. Dale McAfee, foreman of John Rockland’s mighty Texas Star Ranch, killed a range rider working for Clell Durham, a free-graze cowman. It was a fair fight but marked by a tragic accident. The bullet that killed Durham’s rider went through his body and also killed an aged swamper. Several eyewitnesses told Sheriff Doyle Bannion that the old man had ignored warning calls and continued sweeping, so he ruled the involuntary shooting death by misadventure.