Axel Twelvetrees and his gang of ruthless cutthroats enter Jack Mahan's saloon in Sweet Home, Kansas, slices up him up with a razor, leaves him for dead, and kidnaps his woman, Carla Daws. This leaves Mahan mentally and physically wounded. But he recovers, strikes out in a frantic search for Carla, and to settle his score with the mad man, Twelvetrees. Twelvetrees is backed by hell itself, and Jack realizes this will be easy undertaking. Twelvetrees made a crucial mistake by t killing Mahan, for Jack comes riding for him at a wild, heart-pounding pace and turns aside all the primitive, hot forces of hell to free Carla Daws, and to bring Twelvetrees to justice.
Sumner Wilson is a retired railroad trainman. He took up writing to bedevil time while waiting to get-out on homeward bound trips. He's been published in Cappers, Big Muddy, A journal of Southeast Missouri State University, Frontier Tales, and sold two-dozen stories to Sterling/McFadden Holdings, Inc. The Hellbringer is his first Western novel.