Herschel Baker left his life as a rancher to become the first sheriff of Horse Creek, Montana. Only weeks into the job, he’s about to find out what it means to bring the law to a lawless land.
It’s up to Hershel to stop all forms of criminality—including the old vigilante justice that once ran the town. When the cowboy Billy Hanks is found hanging from a tree with the label Hoss Steeler pinned to his chest, the culprits must be caught whether or not the accusation is true.
With nothing to go on but a dead body, a misspelled note, and a wounded horse, Herschel refuses to look the other way. Someone’s going to pay for this dirty deed—found guilty by the right and proper letter of the law.