|Devil's Gambit (1983) [Novel]|
by Zeke Masters
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Series: Faro Blake
(From the publisher):
TABERNACLE, NEVADA, IS HELL FOR FARO BLAKE WHEN HE'S SHOT AT, ROBBED, AND TIED TO A VERY HOT STAKE!
Faro discovers that the little lady who warmed his sheets and robbed him blind is the latest wife of a lunatic Bishop, trying to escape her fate. And the penalty for adultery in the Bishop's sect is death!
So they hit the trail - and the sack - hoping to make it eastwards. Until Skull Donnigan, a gambler who's done Faro dirty, comes after them - along with the Bishop's boys!
When Faro learns that the Bishop's punishment for taking conjugal liberties will cut off his amorous career, he's hard put to save his lady, his money, and his life!
Original title: Devil's Gambit
Genre: Fiction→ Western→ Picaresque