From the Publisher:
As high sheriff of Potts County, Nick Corey spends most of his time eating, sleeping and avoiding trouble. If only people - especially some troublesome pimps, his foul-tempered wife, and his half-witted brother-in-law - would stop pushing him around. Because when Nick is pushed, he begins to kill... or to make others do his killing for him!
Jim Thompson: Pop. 1280. Vintage, ISBN: 0679732497 (October, 1990), 217 p., $11.00