John Henry Cole, a detective out of Cheyenne, is asked to go to Deadwood to look into the murder of three soiled doves. The plot is complicated when the madam puts an ad in the paper with a $5000 reward for the capture of the murderer(s), which draws in all sorts of bounty hunters. Insert your typical western characters in Deadwood (Calamity Jane, Doc Holiday and Kate, an evil lawman, and, God forbid, an Englishman!), and the story becomes filled with memorable moments. OK, not really. It is a typical Western: lots of gun play, some romance, one-liners, the over-sharing barkeeps, minors, prostitutes, etc… However, it is a fun read and I would recommend it.