Outlaws left him with one arm, which he replaced with a specially rigged .12 gauge shotgun. Now Dr. John Bishop has the ultimate cure for evil—one barrel at a time. Even in the darkest days of the Civil War, Dr. John “Shotgun” Bishop never saw anything like the deadly plague sweeping through the Cheyenne nation. Diseased corpses dumped in the wells of the Great Plains. Women and children bombarded with infected blood during midnight raids. This is the new scourge of germ warfare, and it’s threatening to wipe out thousands of innocent lives.
The culprits are a gang of renegades led by Shotgun’s one-time protégé, a doctor driven insane by the war, and now hell-bent on spreading pestilence across the land “to witness the cleansing of the West.”
When the psychopath frames Shotgun for the plague-murders, he’s forced into a bloody chase, with posses of lawmen, bounty hunters, and a Cheyenne war party on his trail. Dr. John Bishop has only one choice to stop the plague, and clear his name: load up—and start shooting.
About the Author
C. Courtney Joyner is an award-winning writer of fiction, comics, and screenplays, with over twenty-five produced movies to his credit, including the cult films The Offspring, Prison, Class of 1999, The Puppetmaster series, and the upcoming television projects, Wanted and Nemo Rising. He is a member of the Western Writers of America, the Horror Writers Association, and The International Thriller Writers. He has been nominated by the Western Fictioneers for their Peacemaker Award multiple times, for his short story “The Two Bit Kill” in the 2007 western anthology Law of the Gun and for best First Novel for Shotgun. A noted film journalist, he has written extensively about the history of American and European movies, and is featured guest on more than fifty documentaries and Blu-Ray commentaries. A recipient of the Western Writers of America President’s Award, he is a regular contributor to their monthly magazine, The Round-Up. He lives in Los Angeles with his fiancée.