In this scorching new Western in Ralph Compton's bestselling Sundown Rider series, fireman Morgan Mason learns the hard way that he just volunteered for the most dangerous job in town in the tinderbox of Virginia City.
Many a rough-hewn millionaire has been made in Virginia City, Nevada, thanks to the discovery of the Comstock Lode. Everyone seems to be hoping to strike it rich, but Morgan Mason's real prize is being chosen as one of the volunteer firemen who are regarded as heroes in this dry, tinderbox town. Mason, who was recently inducted into the fire department, is dispatched to put out a fire and remains to investigate the cause. What was his shocking discovery? The fire was not started by chance; it was set on purpose.
As a series of mysterious fires rage across the town, Mason notices a pattern that no one else sees. Mason knows he is the only one who can take the heat and catch the crooks before the entire town's wealth goes up in smoke when the fiery trail leads to the Wells Fargo building, which holds what he suspects the arsonists are really after.... Read More