Robert B. Parker: Blue-Eyed Devil (USA 2010)
From the Publisher:
The new chief is Amos Callico: a tall, fat man in a derby hat, wearing a star on his vest and a big pearl-handled Colt inside his coat. An ambitious man with his eye on the governorship -- and perhaps the presidency -- he wants Cole and Hitch on his side. But they can't be bought, which upsets him mightily.
When Callico begins shaking down local merchants for protection money, those who don't want to play along seek the help of Cole and Hitch. But the guns for hire are thorns in the side of the power-hungry chief. When they are forced to fire on the trigger-happy son of a politically connected landowner, Callico sees his dream begin to crumble. There will be a showdown -- but who'll be left standing?
Robert B. Parker: Blue-Eyed Devil. A Novel. Putnam's, ISBN: 9780399156489 (May, 2010), 288 p., $25.95.