SLAUGHTER AT PUXICO
as by Dale Colter
Harper, May 1994
Puxico had once been a prosperous mining town; it’s riches coming from silver and copper. Then Jessup gets himself appointed as Sheriff and deputizes his bullyboys. The townspeople are taxed for everything. If anyone stands up to Jessups’ methods they find themselves hanged or shot.
Slater, The Regulator, is in a nearby town and when he hears of the troubles in Puxico he rides in to give Jessup and his gang a cold, hard slap of western justice.
The final book in The Regulator series is an entertaining enough read but is pretty much a formula western, the plot has been used many times before and this didn’t really offer anything new.
Slater is almost a secondary character as much of the book concentrates on Jessup, his gang and the townspeople. Slater’s part is to rally the townspeople together, urge them to make a stand against Jessup.
Not bad, but there are better in the series.