From the author of Black Ransom and Montana Dawn—a Booklist Top 10 Westerns of the Decade—comes a tale of desperate times and deadly bargains in the Old West.
He calls himself Neville. As he rides the lonely desert trail to Commercial City, the sweat on his brow is not from heat, but from knowing what awaits him. For the sake of his family, Neville accepted a grim bargain. When he gets to Commercial City, he will confess to a murder he did not commit.
Neville’s life started out tough and got worse from there. He made his share of mistakes, and never knew a place he could call home—until he met the woman who would become his wife. All he wants now is to provide for her and their children. And he’d give his life to do it. So when a killer offers money for his family in exchange for his confession, Neville accepts his fate…until the sheriff of Commercial City begins to question Neville’s guilt.