An old man, a mule, a gunslinger, a silver stallion, Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday, a bar madam and her ladies of the night, a newspaperman, an unforgettable poker game and the Angel of Death at Big Nose Kate's Saloon. Tombstone, Arizona. 1881. Suspense builds as the old man and the gunfighter vie for each others’ money and animals in the winner-take-all poker game.
Mathematical trickery abounds which will have the reader scratching his head as the story unfolds. A surprise ending will have the reader laughing while still trying to figure it all out.
In his eclectic career Blair Roberts has worked as an instrument technician, a computer programmer, an engineer, a stock market analyst, a gambler, a SCUBA diving instructor, an aquarist, a college professor, a web site developer, and as manager of a drug surveillance and interdiction organization. He is the author / co-author of several technical articles and three books, two of them westerns and the third, an adventure set in the Florida Keys. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Math and Physics from the University of Charleston and pursued a Masters Degree in Industrial Engineering from West Virginia University. He is a member of PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors). He and his wife, Barbara, and their Siberian Husky, Apache, live and commute between homes in the Florida Keys and on the Mexican Border in Arizona.