True account of the exploits of one of the U.S. Marshals' greatest "unknown" deputies. Written as nonfiction narrative, author Wesley Harris tells the story of John Tom Sisemore who enforced the law with "neither fear nor favor" in the Western District of Louisiana in the 1890's. One newspaper in 1896 reported, "John T. Sisemore has the reputation of being one of the best and most efficient officers in the service of the government; in fact his superiors say there is no better, braver, or more zealous deputy in the United States." The author uses court documents, old newspapers, and interviews of Sisemore's descendants to paint a compelling history of life--and death--at the turn of the century.