James Best is the author of The Shopkeeper, Leadville, Murder at Thumb Butte, The Return, Tempest at Dawn, The Shut Mouth Society, Principled Action, and The Digital Organization. James has also written two regular magazine columns and numerous journal articles. As a conference speaker, he has made presentations throughout North America and Europe. He is currently working on Murder at Thumb Butte, a Steve Dancy Western.
In 1879, Steve Dancy leaves NYC to explore the west. He is soon embroiled in a deadly feud with a Nevada silver baron and the shopkeeper kills two men in an impulsive street fight. Pinkertons, assassins, and aggrieved bystanders escalate the feud until it pulls in all the power brokers in Nevada.