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What if the West's greatest hero is a fraud? The exploits of Wild Bill Hickok, the "Prince of Pistoleers," are legendary. Trouble is, none of those exploits really happened -- or if they did, they didn't happen the way everybody thinks. In reality, Bill is a lousy poker player with an eye for women and a bottomless thirst for liquor. He's also got a habit of telling tall tales about himself, and that's what gets him in trouble. In 1874, broke and down on his luck, Bill takes a job guiding a party of scientists into the forbidden Black Hills, hunting ground of the Sioux Indians. These scientists are a new breed called paleontologists, who for reasons unfathomable to Bill want to risk their necks collecting the bones of long-dead animals called dinosaurs. They're financed by a woman named Lucy Templeton, who not only dislikes Bill but sizes him up for the fake he really is. Going into the Black Hills with this bunch is a suicide mission, but Bill has no choice, and it sure doesn't help any that he's going blind. In addition to facing the deadly Sioux, the expedition must battle rival paleontologists guided by Bill’s old enemy, a pathological killer named Davey Meacham. There's also George Custer trying to start an Indian war, Sitting Bull, Calamity Jane, buried treasure, and the bones of the largest dinosaur that ever lived. And if that's not enough, Bill has to turn detective in order to solve a murder. Getting out of this scrape in one piece would be a tall order for the fictional Wild Bill; for the real one, it's going to be a lot harder . . .
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