A HOT TEMPER AND A COOL HAND No one within fifty miles of Whiskey Crossing, Texas, could match Carp Varner s skill with a sidearm. No one could match his murderous temper either. But when his half-cocked bid for mayor yielded only one vote in his favor having voted for himself his fury razed the tiny town to the ground in a blaze of flames and hot lead. Showing up in Apache Springs to offer his services as a gunsmith, Varner even gets on the good side of Sheriff Cotton Burke. But when Burke learns of Varner s true nature and past crimes he unleashes an inferno of his own to see justice done."