Don't Poke the Bear! is an Emmett Love Western. Locke makes westerns that are real and gritty, and never fail to make me laugh. A good combination.
Emmett and Gentry have settled down in Dodge City and are respectable saloon owners now. Emmett manages to get saddled with a dancing bear and things get a little crazy. Then Shrug and Rose show up and a little turns to a lot. Add the civil war breaking out and you have a volatile mix. My only complaint is this one ends screaming sequel. I'm just going to have to wait for that next book. Very highly recommended.