Deadwood/ManhunterBook - 2003
When Luke Starbuck takes on a wealthy banker as a client, the only thing more compelling than the paycheck is his prey. The James-Younger gang has confounded countless detectives, including the men of the Pinkerton Agency. Now it's Starbuck's chance to bring down the most notorious group of outlaws the West has ever seen--led by none other than cold-blooded killer Jesse James. From Kansas City straight through the Indian Territory, Starbuck's mission is about to becomes a down-and-dirty vendetta that will leave one man standing...and the other six feet under.
Five thousand dollars. That was what a slick Denver lawyer offers to pay the legendary manhunter Luke Starbuck. The job: to find a way into Wyoming's infamous Hole-in-the-Wall outlaw stronghold--and shoot a bad man dead. And no sooner does Starbuck enter the foothills of the Big Horns does he realize that he is the one who's being hunted. Now, Starbuck must make his way among lawmen, gunmen, and free spirits riding on both sides of the law to figure out who wants him dead...all the way to the Badlands town called Deadwood, where secrets are sealed in blood.