To an outlaw like Joel Kelly, a fat payroll would be irresistible. So the railroad detectives baited their ambush carefully. Sacks bulging with gold were loaded on the train. Then the news was "leaked" so Kelly would hear it.
But, in addition to the bullion, armed agents disguised as passengers were planted in the cars. This time, Joel Kelly – the West’s most notorious buccaneer – would be cut down in a murderous crossfire of singing bullets.
But Joel Kelly knew exactly what the detectives had planned…