Five Star, Aug 2003, 25.95, 212 pp.
In 1942 Pat Gunn needs money to survive the rest of what he expects to be a short war. He does what many people living in his community of Wisdom, New Mexico has done, torched his house for the insurance. Pat will live in the movie theater he owns that is idle because the town is dying due to government policy of closing the nearby gold mines.
Fire Chief and Marshal Ron Bowdrie decides to ...