Fifty mail-order brides aboard the riverboat Wild Card are bound for Montana territory ... courtesy of the New Orleans jail! While Chance Sharpe has his hands full keeping the lively ladies from turning his paddle wheeler into a floating house of pleasure, real danger stalks the riverboat. An unseen killer is ransacking the Wild Card’s staterooms ... and leaving a trail of blood behind.
Only a split-second move keeps Chance from getting his head blown off by a mean Texas boy who dropped his family inheritance at the poker table. The rich stockbroker who hosted the game isn’t as lucky. But it’s Chance who’s whisked off to the slammer when he’s found bending over the dead broker with a smoking Colt .45 in his hand. Chance needs to settle the score with his deadliest hand yet.