|Jason Manning, Writer||
THE REGULATOR. Blood brother of the Apache, Sam Slater is a regulator -- fancy name for a bounty hunter, plain talk for a killer. Roaming the Southwest, he's a man who settles scores with his own brand of justice, a cunning man-hunter with a reputation of being impossible to kill.
Chasing after murderer Black jack Bohannon and his gang of outlaws, the posse Slater is riding with suddenly turns against him. Now Slater is alone, caught in the crossfire between bad men and worse, left with only a few bullets and one vow: if he dies, they all die.
1991 by Harper Paperbacks
Harper Paperbacks (New York)
The 4th book in The Regulator series.
The second and last novel I contributed to The Regulator series, which is memorable for me because the plot turned on deadly competition for a -- corpse. The dark humor just naturally emerged from the bloody yet tongue-in-cheek narrative.