Jess finds himself in the town of Appleton, Texas, where he finds Lance 'Lucky' Leyden. Finding no law in town, he hauls the body to the town of Avery, Texas, to make a claim for the bounty on Leyden's head.While there, he discovers that the next man he's hunting, Lowe Rogan, is hanging around a town everyone calls Hades. They claim that the town rose up from the depths of hell and is rife with demons and witches. Jess doesn't believe any of it. He finds the town and discovers that it has been taken over by the Roper brothers and their gang of cold-blooded killers, including Lowe Rogan.Jess tracks Rogan from Hades to the town of Chilton, where he ends up killing him and another man by the name of Arron Carmichael. The law in Chilton, along with all the townsfolk, are terrified of the Roper brothers and their men. They believe that the town of Hades is cursed. Jess demands that the town marshal pay him his bounty on Rogan and he does so reluctantly.Roper's men take revenge on the town of Chilton by hanging the town marshal, leaving Jess feeling responsible for it. He vows to remove every cold-blooded killer from Hades and save the town, but he's up against some of the worst killers in the west.Then, the brother of Arron Carmichael, Jason, shows up in Chilton to kill Jess as a revenge killing. But surprisingly, Jason Carmichael teams up with Jess to rid Hades of Roper's ruthless gang of killers. Jess quickly finds out that Carmichael is suffering from bad memories of the Civil War and worries that Carmichael might just get him killed.The battle begins, lead starts flying and men start dying. Jess hopes that he's still standing when it's over, but he finds the job of saving what's left of Hades a much more difficult task. At the same time, he wonders if Jason Carmichael is helping only to find the perfect time to kill him for killing his brother Arron.
Used availability for Robert J Thomas's Hades
April 2016 : USA Paperback
April 2016 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition