Hermann Kermit Warm is going to die, and hired guns Eli and Charlie Sisters will make sure of it. Though Eli doesn't share his brother's appetite for whiskey and killing, he's never known anything else. But their prey isn't an easy mark, and on the road from Oregon City to Warm's goldmining claim outside Sacramento, Eli begins to question what he does for a living—and whom he does it for.
Patrick deWitt is the author of the critically acclaimed "Ablutions: Notes for a Novel". Born in British Columbia, he has also lived in California, Washington, and Oregon, where he currently resides with his wife and son.