Sheriff John Gunn – The sheriff has no idea what his real name
is or where he came from originally. He soon discovers that he
has a gift with revolvers.
Rachel Jones - girlfriend of sheriff. She’s a kind hearted,
church going, beautiful woman that the sheriff looks at as an
angel from above.
Peter Jones – Rachel’s dead husband.
Deputy Chester Fife – He’s basically a classic sidekick to the
sheriff. He means well, but often does his duties inefficiently.
The deputy brings humor into South Fork for the reader, but is
the cause of frustration for the sheriff in the story.
Wyatt Earp – Marshall comes to town in response to murders
committed by Bastian Wolfe. He's like the classic movie western
type hero, but is he in town to save it or destroy it?
Billy the Kid – Comes to town causing major chaos. The Kid's
character is loosely based on history and characterizations from
movies. He's a wild and dangerous outlaw that also may or may
not have a conscience.
Mr. Silverstone – owns most of the town and thus believes that
he owns the sheriff’s office as well. Silverstone is responsible
for John Gunn becoming sheriff, so in one regard he's a force
for law and order, but on the other hand his ideas of quick
justice don't necessarily jive with the sheriff's. Silverstone
does seem to place more value on the dollar than morality. You
be the judge of where his moral compass lies.
Bastian Wolfe – He’s the bad guy who knows more about the
sheriff than the sheriff does himself. Wolfe turns out the be
possibly the deadliest gunfighter the west has ever known. His
origins and appearance are a huge mystery that confounds the
sheriff and makes him question his own sanity to some degree.
David Bannon – Scientist with a big secret. He’s also the
brother of Rachel Jones. He blames himself for the death of
Emma - owns the saloon. She’s a smart business woman who doesn’t
take to the sheriff automatically.
Sam - Bartender
The book takes place around 1880.