.... is an earlier territory in the southwest, and San Ygnacio is the frontier town where Ben, a Marshal, too old for the...

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.... is an earlier territory in the southwest, and San Ygnacio is the frontier town where Ben, a Marshal, too old for the job he won't give up, must hold his own-alone- against Doc Sprigge, the crookedest faro dealer and straightest shot in the west. He gets some unexpected help from Staff, a newcomer with an assumed name which conceals a reckless record so that when Ben is shot up- and laid up- it is Staff who enforces the law with his gun.... Not new to these parts (Adobe Walls, 1953) Burnett reshuffles an old formula and restyles it for modern tastes. It is essentially a western- and for that audience.

Pub Date: Jan. 13, 1957

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Knopf

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Jan. 1, 1957