Publication: Rinehart & Company, 1948, New York
First edition. Previous owners label on rear pastedown sheet and paste residue to front free endpaper else very good in price-clipped dust jacket with moderate wear to the extremities. Jim Dancer had been arrested by George Cummings and hired to bring him in. An attempt to cross a flood swollen river on a ferry goes awry, ending in the death of Cummings and possible freedom for Dancer. When a stage finds him handcuffed to Cummings' body the next morning, he identifies the dead man as Dancer and himself as Cummings. In the town of Lanyard, Dancer rescues a young woman being manhandled by a drunken Texan, killing him in a gunfight. That little indiscretion causes him to end up as town Marshall before he learns that the young woman he rescued was the daughter of the man he'd shot down in Lawrence nine years before and the owner of the town was the dead man's brother.
Inventory Number: 2133