Nothing will stop him, not even death…
In the dusty town of Creekside, bullets fly and crooked men walk the streets.
Wes Torveen, the notorious gunfighter known as One Arm Savage, has been wreaking havoc on the town, killing the men who terrorized him throughout his youth.
After Wes saves Maddie Johnson – a young woman claiming to be a witch – from a vicious gang attack, the two fall in love and make a promise to leave behind their troublesome lives and start anew.
They vow to keep their promise secret until after they wed. But they don’t know about a shady deal going on behind closed doors that threatens to rip their newly envisioned world apart.
Scared witless of their eventual fates, the remaining men who face Wes Torveen’s wrath concoct a plan to take down the skilled gunfighter before he reaches them, persuading Wes’s own brother, Owen, to help them.
And then the unthinkable happens – Wes is gunned down and murdered in cold blood.
Maddie mourns her love’s death, threatening that he will return to seek vengeance on the men who killed him.
So when Stanley Wiggins and Rob Laverty are found dead with a piece of familiar cloth placed over their faces, citizens begin to whisper in terror – has Wes Torveen returned from the dead?
And will justice be served to those who continue to spread fear and bloodshed?
Anything can happen in a Gunfighter’s Revenge…
‘A thrilling western adventure and the perfect tribute to the old west’ - Tom Casey, bestselling author of Trade Off.
James Clay I consider myself blessed to have been a kid at a time when, while there was a TV in the house, radio's "golden age" hadn't totally vanished. Hopalong Cassidy and The Lone Ranger came at me through both mediums. I devoured Fran Striker's Lone Ranger novels and wish those fine books were easily available today.
About the time I began reading Ray Hogan and Lewis Patten, I noticed a difference in the radio and TV versions of Gunsmoke. Radio's Dodge City was a much darker place. Both versions gave me some early lessons in story telling.
I toiled for years as a literary agent, but my heart remained in the old West. I began writing western novels to prove I didn't always have to live off the work of other people. Playing cowboy is one of the few skills I have honed well.
I remain blessed. I have a wonderful wife and two cats, all of whom are very patient with me. I now write westerns full time and enjoy reading other western writers, both past and present. And yes, the radio and TV versions of Gunsmoke are still giving me lessons in story telling.