JOHNSTONE COUNTRY. WITH A DETOUR THROUGH HELL.
Legendary fast gun Perley Gates always fights on the side of the angels. But in the East Texas county of Angelina, the war is half over—and the devils are winning . . .
Perley’s elder brother, Rubin, who manages the Triple-G Ranch decides to try breeding some Hereford cattle with the ranch’s longhorns. He asks Perley to deliver the contract for the Herefords, a simple task. But nothing ever remains simple when Perley is involved. And for the reluctant fast gun, it means a nightmare journey through hell itself . . .
The trouble starts when Perley and his sidekick, Possum, meet some damsels in distress—a lovely group of saloon girls with a broken wagon wheel. Being a good Samaritan, Perley feels honor-bound to help them. But when the travelers cross paths with an ornery gang of vicious outlaws, things turn deadly—and fast. It only gets worse from there, for Perley agrees to escort them to Nacogdoches—next to Angelina County, a section of which is infested with a special breed of vermin known as the Tarpley family. And this corrupt clan has a gunslinger—who’d love nothing more than to take down a living legend like Perley Gates . . .