When Alabama Joe drifted into Fort Anxious, he seemed to be a shiftless, easygoing tramp. But he didn't fool Stanley Parker. He'd gunned down the notorious Bob Dillman. He'd known that one day Dillman's outlaw partner would appear to avenge death. The Stingaree was fast on the draw and deadly as a snake. Parker knew he'd have to draw first, or die! Here are the perils of hired guns and wilderness traps and a bitter conflict with his own code of honor.