After Yancey Bannerman, Johnny Cato was the best Enforcer Governor Dukes had. Johnny might like good whiskey and bad women, but he was hell with the hide off when it came to putting away the bad guys.
But Johnny was a man with a secret. No matter the game, no matter how steep the odds, he just couldn’t resist the lure of the cards. And that gambling habit got him into debt, big-time, with some mighty shady characters.
Then the unthinkable happened. Johnny and Yancey came to blows over Johnny’s problem, and the one-time gunsmith quit the Enforcers about thirty seconds before Governor Dukes could fire him.
Johnny warned Bannerman that the next time they met, it would be through gunsmoke. Yancey believed him. But they’d been through so much together, he felt obliged to give Johnny one more chance to come good.
Big mistake …