(From the publisher):
Deputy U.S. Marshal Custis Long realizes better than anyone how the newspapers play with the truth. He knows for a fact that Clay Allison's surly hide was laid under the sod for good. But he can't prove it. Never exactly an outlaw, Allison was inclined to kill people when he drank - and he drank a lot.
But now, tales of Clay Allison keep coming along the news wire out of Texas. Someone who looks, talks, dresses - and kills - like the late shootist is on a murder spree. Longarm can't believe that a homicidal drunk has come blazing back to life from the grave. But he has to look into it - especially since a Texas ranger has been gunned down. If it turns out that he was wrong about Allison's demise, Longarm will admit it - and then correct his mistake.
Original title: Longarm and the Deadly Dead Man
Genre: Fiction→ Western→ Law and Lawmen