Longarm and the Night RaidersBook - 2012
"The long and short of it. As a personal favor, Deputy U.S. Marshal Custis Long arrives in Good Hope, Arizona, to help his boss's old friend, a former Texas Ranger named Don Carter. But Carter is a proud, obstinate son of a gun, not likely to accept help--though he's happy to give it, especially to the down-and-out. So Longarm poses as a drifter named Custis Short, who's willing to work for food, and Carter takes him in. Longarm quickly learns that the retired Ranger has a gold claim. But the local big shot Kyle Burgen, who already owns half the county, wants Carter's mine as well. When Burgen's raiders come in the night with guns and torches, Longarm's waiting to cut them down to size..."--P.  of cover.