A HOT TEMPER AND A COOL HAND
No one within fifty miles of Whiskey Crossing, Texas, could match Carp Varner’s skill with a sidearm. No one could match his murderous temper either. But when his half-cocked bid for mayor yielded only one vote in his favor—having voted for himself—his fury razed the tiny town to the ground in a blaze of flames and hot lead.
Showing up in Apache Springs to offer his services as a gunsmith, Varner even gets on the good side of Sheriff Cotton Burke. But when Burke learns of Varner’s true nature—and past crimes—he unleashes an inferno of his own to see justice done.
Penguin Publishing Group; February 2014
- ISBN 9780698137059
- Read online, or download in secure EPUB format
- Title: Cotton's Inferno
- Author: Phil Dunlap
In The Press
"Dunlap is definitely a Western writer to watch."—Larry D. Sweazy, Spur Award-winning author
"Phil Dunlap's sharp prose packs the punch of a Winchester rifle."—Johnny D. Boggs, four-time Spur Award-winning author
"Dunlap uses his passion for history and the Old West to paint a realistic setting for his work."—The Indianapolis Star
“Phil Dunlap is a writer to fog the sage with! Flesh and blood characters, compelling plots, and cinematic action—Western writing doesn't get any better than this. I’ve become a big fan.”—Peter Brandvold, author of The Last Lawman
“A new star in the Western writing firmament.”—Roundup Magazine
About The Author
Phil Dunlap is the critically acclaimed author of the Sheriff Cotton Burke Western novels, including Cotton's Inferno, Cotton's War and Cotton's Law.