To be honest with you I liked the movie from which this book was made even better than the book. The movie, Man of the West starring Gary Cooper, Lee J Cobb, Julie London, Arthur O'Connell, Jack Lord, John Dehner, and Robert Wilke of course only uses part of the book, and changes the ending to a better conclusion than I think is in the book. But Will C Brown writes a good story, filled with realistic characters and plausable situations. This is a "traditional" western, the kind I like. I think you will also. And don't miss the movie; it plays on the Western Channel quite regularly or on Turner Classics.