Matthew Carter comes to the violent boomtown of Darwin just one job away from leaving his troubled past behind. When his mentor is murdered, he must choose between running into the desert and staying on to find the stash of gold that could mean his redemption. Caught in a firestorm between the competing wills of a legendary lawman, a corrupt rail baron, and a vengeful Colonel, Matthew rides hard with the fear that his last job may turn out to be just that.
Matthew Carter never claimed to be a gunfighter, never gave in to the lure of gold and riches. Yet his future seems fixed by a pouch of documents left behind by his murdered mentor, putting him dead in the crosshairs of the vengeful Baron McAllister.
When his misfortune crosses paths with the feisty and beautiful Josie, it may be kismet or disaster. As secrets are revealed, Matthew is drawn deeper into a scheme by aristocrats that leaves no room for debts of conscience or duty unfilled.
While the heat between Matthew and Josie builds, a web of deception and death conspires to destroy them both, taking the mysterious pouch and untold riches for their own.
Valley of the Damned Series
by Cordell Falk