I LIKE ALL OF J. C. PETITS' BOOKS. HE WOULD HAVE TO BE THE BEST WESTERN WRITER OF ALL TIME. Ì HAVE BEEN A WESTERN READER FOR 60 YEARS AND READ ALL OF THE BEST AUTHORS WORKS BUT FIND J.C.PETIT BRINGS YOU INTO HIS CHARACTERS LIVES AND DOESN'T LEAVE YOU WONDERING WHAT HAPPENED TO THEM IN THE END. WELL DONE.
If you think this is another run of the mill western, you are in for a pleasant surprise. Lots of gunfights and chasing outlaws. I was amused at the arrogance of the bad guys. Mr Petit is a wonderful story-teller. I have now read five of his books and every single one has been fantastic. My biggest dilemma is which book to read next.
This was a good read which wpopulus have been made better with some additional copy reading. While these didn't detract from the story they were noticed. The story itself had a lot of side plots some of which were a little verbose. Even so I recommend this Western if you like the genre or haven't tried it before.