The GamblersBook - 2006
Wild Bill Hickok-the most famous gunman in the West-has come to Deadwood to stake his claim. An illegal boomtown of vice and crime, Deadwood averages more than one murder a day. But Wild Bill-who quickly finds that gold prospecting is hard work-ends up drinking and gambling away his days and nights in the town's many saloons.
Some of Deadwood's gamblers are worried that the legendary lawman-perhaps the West's fastest gun-has come to clean up Deadwood. For help, they call on Gem Theater owner Al Swearengen-a walking streak of ruthlessness with the most to lose. If Hickok pins on a badge, they'll have to hire someone to get rid of him. And Swearengen knows a cold-blooded, icy-nerved shootist who can end Hickok's wild days permanently . . .