Hunters is the second book in Reasoner's series about the town of Redemption, Kansas. It's not a big place, but it's big enough for a lot of things to happen there. In the first book, Bill Harvey, through a series of events not exactly within his control, is appointed marshal of the town, even though he's very young and just a fiddle-footed cowboy. He's started to settle into the job, but he's not really secure in it. He's about to find out just how complicated the job and be and how much responsibility he has.
That's enough about that. The book is packed with color and action. Buffalo hunters, the U. S. Cavalry, and some seriously angry Indians are involved. The whole town is at risk. And if that's not enough, there are some really bad men in town who plan to take advantage of the situation and pull off a big score. The tension and the stakes are high, and Harvey's going to need a lot of help to save the town.
There's more than action here, however. The townspeople from the previous book are back, including Harvey's wife, Ellen. More is about the character of several of them. Some new folks come to town, too, and I'm particularly fond of one of them. I'm ready to take another trip to Redemption and see what happens there next, and everybody who reads this one will likely feel the same..