In Skeleton Gulch, brave men disappear...widows are turned into whores, and suckers end up dead in rat-infested alleys. Dink Drago's speciality is getting rid of vermin, and now the Rocky Mountain Detective Agency has send him to Skeleton Gulch in the Montana Territory. His job: make contact with an informant, find a legend named Vanishing Jack, and figure out how to crack the kingdom of curvaceous, six foot madam who calls herself the Yellow Rose - and who loves to see people die...Using his own brand of guts and brains, Dink gets personal with the Yellow Rose while posing as a professional exterminator. But the Yellow Rose knows exactly who Dink is, who sent him, and why. The next item on her agenda will be to throw the detective headlong into the world of wicked corruption she rules with an iron fist - and dare him to survive...
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Used availability for Richard S Wheeler's Fire in the Hole
February 2006 : USA Hardback
August 2005 : USA Mass Market Paperback