(From the publisher):
Hired killers are sent, one by one, to Montana Territory after Page Murdock. Murdock doesn't know why someone wants him out of the way, but he know's where they're coming from.
Thus begins Murdock's descent into a hell more decadent, corrupt, and dangerous than any even he has seen - San Francisco's Barbary Coast. With an unwilling backup man, Murdock takes up temporary residence among the whores, gamblers, dope addicts, and cutthoats of the continent's foulest district. No man here is trustworthy. The enemies he's really worries about, though, are the men who run things, the politicians.
Murdock's quest also takes him into Chinatown, into opium dens, and into league with a man of an alien culture who controls vices that makes respectable people quail. But perhaps the men who seem respectable are the most insidious of all.
Loren D. Estleman's latest tale of Page Murdock takes the deputy federal marshal into danger and evil appalling even for him, and delivers excitement and satisfaction as only Estleman can.
Original title: Port Hazard
Genre: Fiction→ Western→ Law and Lawmen