Aurora, The Goddess of Dawn, Burns (The Slim Calhoun, Bull Morrison Westerns Book #1)
The first novel in a new western series by bestselling author Johnny Gunn.
U.S. Marshal Bull Morrison and his deputy, Slim Calhoun, ride into Aurora, a rowdy Nevada mining camp, to escort a large gold shipment to the U.S. Mint in Carson City. A gang, led by local businessmen and the deputy city marshal, is determined to make that gold shipment their own. Bull Morrison is usually looking to pick a fight and his partner is often found egging him on. They are delighted to find the deputy city marshal is a psychopath and is also looking to pick a fight.
Chasing bad guys in a blizzard on a high mountain pass near the 9,000-foot level is just one of the obstacles faced by Bull and Slim. It gets worse as the blustering and inept gang leaders try to hire killers to save their necks.
Thieving and hijacking plans deteriorate into chaos, men die, women are abducted, and Aurora, the Goddess of Dawn, Burns.