Trouble in Pioche (A Slim Calhoun, Bull Morrison Western Book 4) by Johnny Gunn
SADDLE-UP FOR GUNFIGHTS, SALOON BRAWLS, A TOUCH OF ROMANCE, AND MAYHEM IN THE OLD WEST.
The southeastern Nevada mining camp of Pioche was known as one of the most corrupt and dangerous communities in the silver state. When it was rumored that a federal judge might be involved in schemes dealing with water and land issues, U.S. Marshal Bull Morrison and his deputy, Slim Calhoun were sent to investigate. They discovered rampant lawlessness led by a corpulent mine owner and allegedly backed by a federal judge in Salt Lake City.
The marshals were outnumbered and outgunned, but when they called for help from the local citizens, they got it. Schemes to control the waters of Lincoln County, to illegally acquire existing ranches, and to sell non-existent mines or phony stocks were among the crimes taking place.
“Five stars and more, is all I can say about this amazing story of realistic old American western folklore!”