|| Careful What You BetIn Salt Springs, on the Fourth of July, a young man took a bet-and ended up broken, battered and fighting for his life. . .But Billy Piper didn't die. He just came back to haunt Salt Springs-with all the book learning he did during his convalescence, with all the love he had for a whore, with all the friendship he shared with an old cowboy who couldn't help see the difference between right and wrong. . .In this extraordinary classic Western by award-winning Hollywood screenwriter William Blinn (Gunsmoke, Bonanza), the story of Billy Piper becomes a powerful tale of two men's undying friendship, of a murder and a fight for justice. . .With the town of Salt Springs buckling and booming under the flow of oil and the coming of a railroad, where one man's power and dark secret would tear Billy Piper apart-until he picked up a gun and changed everything forever. . .and Salt Springs would explode in violence and blood.