Not all missions of the Society for Buckhorn and Bison are down and dirty….
Some are posh. Like being sent to Manitou Springs, the Saratoga of the West where oysters are served at dinner and the luxury hotels rival any in the world.
Only it’s never that simple. Emily O’Connor is on the trail of a man who forges land deeds–and shoots people in the back. Selling the same property a dozen times over isn’t enough. He salts gold mines and works a swindle to sucker none other than General Palmer into buying the fake deed for railroad right of way through Ute Pass.
Emily thought it was simple. Only her ex-husband, Frank Landry, has also been sent by the mysterious Allister Legende on a completely different mission, also to the wondrous sulfur healing hot springs of Manitou. Frank’s traveling companion is the cool, beautiful Italian contessa–intent on taking more than the waters.
Dealing from the bottom of the deck is easier than the dealing, double dealing and triple crosses running roughshod through the premier western health spa, Manitou Springs.
Come to take the waters for your health, stay because you’re filled with .44 slugs.