This was one gunfight it looked like nobody was going to win... Rem McAllister had been in plenty of tough corners in the course of his violent career. But this was one of the toughest. He stood facing the town's local gun-wizard and his pals, revolver in hand. He reckoned he could take him on and win - hell, he'd licked better men in his time. But what made this particular shoot-out so special was the fact that an assassin was waiting to put a bullet through McAllister and his opponent. And McAllister knew it-knew, too, that he was going to need all his courage, speed and skill to get out of this situation alive... Matt Chisholm, master of authentic Western excitement, has written a real McAllister adventure that's a non-stop breathtaking crazy saga of violence and mayhem from beginning to end!
Peter Watts (1919-1983) was born in London and used Matt Chisholm as a pseudonym for a series of his popular western novels. Watts first become a Civil Servant before he co-founded the Electro Acupuncture Voluntary Society of Britain and Ireland. It was here that he began to write for two official magazines although he soon branched into fiction.
For more than a quarter of a century Watts had success with his novels under the names of Matt Chisholm, Cy James and Luke Jones. His first novel Out of Yesterday was published in 1950. Watts created the character Rem McAllister who appeared in over thirty Matt Chisholm books, starting in 1963 with The Hard Men.