Could the most feared gunman in the West become a respectable lawman in the wildest city in Texas?
Ben Thompson carved out a name for himself as a gambler and a shootist-from Dodge City to the Rio Grande. But settling down in Austin with a wife and young son didn't settle Ben's taste for the sporting life. He still found himself in the gambling dives-where the turn of a card too often led to a shootout. Then a circle of powerful businessmen decided Thompson was the only man who could tame Austin's wild side. They asked him to rule the streets and take no prisoners. They asked him to take on the job of a marshal in a town where every man packed a gun. And for Thompson, his explosive career as a lawman would prove to be a crossroads. His personal code of honor was the price for a tin-star badge. . .