In this new Western novel by the author of Badlanders, a con man's ruse casts him in the role of heroic lawman . . .
Alonzo Pratt, alias Robert Grant, has survived by his wits, going from petty pickpocket to polished con artist and master impersonator. When Federal Marshal Jacob Stone hears that Cal Grissom's gang is in the area and comes across another lawman, he's grateful for the assistance. But he does wonder why Deputy Grant seems so . . . reluctant.