Barjack was getting bored. The small town of Asininity was a mite too peaceable, and for a marshal as feisty and ornery as Barjack, that meant trouble. It looked like things might have been picking up when Barjack's old friend Happy Bonapart rode into town with a wanted prisoner in tow. Barjack was all too glad to wire ahead and claim the reward for himself. But darn if that didn't mean hed have to bring the prisoner in personally to collect the money. Barjack had no problem hopping a stage with the wanted man-AFTER all, he needed a break from the dull routine of town, and this would get him away from the missus for a while. It was only once the stage set out that Barjack's prisoner bothered to inform him that his brother and the rest of his gang would be waiting for them along the stage route...eager to see to it that Barjack would not live to ever be bored again. Conley is "in the ranks of N. Scott Momaday, Louise Erdrich, James Welch or W. P. Kinsella."
Used availability for Robert J Conley's Broke Loose
August 2000 : USA Mass Market Paperback