Stuart Brannon's friend, Peter Mulroney, has been wrongfully jailed by Dixon Rutherford, the corrupt Mayor of Paradise Meadow - Rutherford killed Mulroney's wife for standing up to him, and continues tyrannizing the entire town. Brannon comes to break his friend out, but finds himself drawn into the town's struggle by schoolteacher Rose Creek.With Rose's courage and Stuart's leadership, the townspeople are ready for a showdown at the Gold Palace. Facing down Rutherford is only the first step - taming the town's violent nature and avoiding mob rule is another. Meanwhile, Brannon is personally challenged by Rose saying, "You just play a little game and call it faith." He may have tamed a town, but can Stuart Brannon tame his own conscience?
©1992 Stephen Bly; (P)2002 Books in Motion