"Johnstone County. Wilder than ever. Welcome to the Lost Coyote Saloon. Saddle up to the bar and order a whiskey. Play a few hands of poker. But don't make any trouble. The new owner is savage. Ben Savage. Once a Texas Ranger, he's always cocked and ready for some fool to come looking for payback . . . When Ben Savage receives a telegram informing him that an old friend died--and left him his saloon--he's not sure what to think. Western saloons are as wild as it gets, full of rowdy ranchers and cocky cowboys, high-stakes gamblers and low-life drifters, hard liquor and easy women. Then there's the occasional outlaw gang. But when Savage travels to Buzzard's Bluff, Texas, to check out his inheritance, he meets the saloon's lovely manager, Rachel Baskin, and has a change of heart. As an experienced lawman, he figures he can run a decent establishment. Keep things friendly, peaceful, and orderly. There's just one problem: a rival saloon owner wants Savage out of the way so he can control all the vice in town. And some of his men are bound to turn up in his saloon--thirsty for whiskey . . . and killing . . ."--Publisher.