From the Publisher:
The place is a frontier boom town where the graft gets collected more regularly than the trash. The hero is Bugs McKenna, slow-witted, hot-tempered man with manslaughter in his past and much worse in his immediate future. The much worse begins the moment McKenna gets promoted from ex-con to hotel detective without bothering to ask why. Because in Wild Town nobody does you any favors - and the price of advancement is always a little higher than what you can afford.
Jim Thompson: Wild Town. Vintage, ISBN: 0679733124 (January, 1993), 165 p., $12.00