Great Bend, Kan., has had five different sheriffs in its brief history, and they've all been murdered. Which doesn't make... More
Great Bend, Kan., has had five different sheriffs in its brief history, and they've all been murdered. Which doesn't make good odds for the next man to take the job -- Sheriff John Henry Hoyle. A graduate of Harvard University -- as he is quick to point out to just about everybody he meets -- he does his best to bring the little-known science of forensics to the Wild West. Townsfolk are unimpressed with the new sheriff's credentials and ideas --it's his skill with a six-gun that makes the populace sit up and take notice. Hoyle and his reluctant deputy, Eli, pursue the criminals who have been plaguing the town; all the while, Hoyle tries to impress saloon/brothel owner Honey Shaw, who's tough as nails and tougher to impress.