Justice, Texas Style in the wild days of the late 1800s and early 1900s was swift, violent and capricious. In many lawless places, the only law was that which was laid down by the most feared law-breaker. Criminals often wandered back and forth between 'lawing' and 'theiving'. Lawmen did the same. Based on real life people and events this book depicts the life and times of one of the most flamboyant of the old time crooks with a badge - Roy Bean. The story starts with Roy's luckless son Sam, in 1905.