Book: Where Law Ends

Blending fact and fiction, Kevin Emmet Foley tells the dramatic and engaging story of the infamous Montana vigilantes who doled out their own brand of justice in the gold-mining camps around Virginia City in the late 1860s. Where Law Ends (Pronghorn Press, $22) challenges the widespread belief that the vigilantes were heroes driven by necessity to take the law into their own hands. Instead, posits Foley, they may very well have conceived and perpetuated a lie to hide their own heinous crimes.