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Buck Hayden, Mustanger [Kindle Edition]

Van Holt
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BUCK HAYDEN, MUSTANGER


Buck Hayden and Frank Martin were mustangers. All they wanted to do was hunt wild horses in wild country. So they headed for the wildest part of Nevada and moved into an abandoned shack on a lonely mesa where a magnificent wild stallion and his band of wild horses roamed. There was no one else on the mesa and the nearest ranchers caused them no trouble. But things changed when King Hoffer moved in and tried to take over the whole country. While Hayden was away Hoffer’s men either killed Martin or ran him out of the country, and when Hayden returned Hoffer sent his gun hands after him. With the help of a greenhorn who had always wanted to be a cowboy and a gunfighter, Hayden made war on the cattle King and his hired killers.

Warning: Reading a Van Holt western may make you want to get on a horse and hunt some bad guys down in the Old West. Of course, the easiest and most enjoyable way to do it is vicariously – by reading another Van Holt western.

Van Holt writes westerns the way they were meant to be written.


More action-packed gunfighting westerns by Van Holt:

  • A Few Dead Men
  • Blood in the Hills
  • Brandon’s Law
  • Curly Bill and Ringo
  • Dead Man Riding
  • Dead Man's Trail
  • Death in Black Holsters
  • Dynamite Riders
  • Hellbound Express
  • Hunt the Killers Down
  • Maben
  • Rebel With a Gun
  • Riding for Revenge
  • Rubeck's Raiders
  • Shiloh Stark
  • Shoot to Kill
  • Six-Gun Serenade
  • Six-Gun Solution
  • Six-Gun Showdown
  • The Antrim Guns
  • The Bounty Hunters
  • The Bushwhackers
  • The Fortune Hunters
  • The Gundowners
  • The Gundown Trail
  • The Hellbound Man
  • The Last of the Fighting Farrells
  • The Long Trail
  • The Man Called Bowdry
  • The Return of Frank Graben
  • The Revenge of Tom Graben
  • The Stranger from Hell
  • The Vultures
  • Wild Country
  • Wild Desert Rose

Coming soon by Van Holt:

  • Buck Hayden, Mustanger
  • The Hell Riders

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Editorial Reviews

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"Step aside Louis L'Amour, another great Western writer is here..."  --Heather

"I had a feeling that Van Holt...might actually be the successor to Zane Gray, a master Western storysmith, whose novels set the style of a generation."  --Stern0

"Van Holt is King of the Spaghetti Western..."  --Rarebird1

About the Author

What some reviewers have to say about Van Holt’s writing: “I had a feeling that Van Holt…might actually be the successor to Zane Gray, a master Western storysmith, whose novels set the style of a generation.” --Stern0 “Van Holt is King of the Spaghetti Western…” --Rarebird1 Step aside Louis L'Amour, another great Western writer is here… --Heather Van Holt wrote his first western when he was in high school and sent it to a literary agent, who soon returned it, saying it was too long but he would try to sell it if Holt would cut out 16,000 words. Young Holt couldn't bear to cut out any of his perfect western, so he threw it away and started writing another one. A draft notice interrupted his plans to become the next Zane Grey or Louis L'Amour. A tour of duty as an MP stationed in South Korea was pretty much the usual MP stuff except for the time he nabbed a North Korean spy and had to talk the dimwitted desk sergeant out of letting the guy go. A briefcase stuffed with drawings of U.S. aircraft and the like only caused the overstuffed lifer behind the counter to rub his fat face, blink his bewildered eyes, and start eating a big candy bar to console himself. Imagine Van Holt's surprise a few days later when he heard that same dumb sergeant telling a group of new admirers how he himself had caught the famous spy one day when he was on his way to the mess hall. Holt says there hasn't been too much excitement since he got out of the army, unless you count the time he was attacked by two mean young punks and shot one of them in the big toe. Holt believes what we need is punk control, not gun control. After traveling all over the West and Southwest in an aging Pontiac, Van Holt got tired of traveling the day he rolled into Tucson and he has been there ever since, still dreaming of becoming the next Zane Grey or Louis L'Amour when he grows up. Or maybe the next great mystery writer. He likes to write mysteries when he's not too busy writing westerns or eating Twinkies. Warning: Reading a Van Holt western may make you want to get on a horse and hunt some bad guys down in the Old West. Of course, the easiest and most enjoyable way to do it is vicariously—by reading another Van Holt western. Van Holt writes westerns the way they were meant to be written.

Product Details

  • File Size: 1970 KB
  • Print Length: 168 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1941138446
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Three Knolls Publishing (March 7, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00IVS010M
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #311,943 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Dethroned March 27, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
Buck Hayden worked on and off for his friend Frank Martin as a hand of sorts for the mustanger. Hayden returns from being gone and stops at what was supposed to be an abandoned shack to find that a couple had taken up residence within. It turns out only the woman is home at the moment, but before Hayden can get finished with his 'passing by' greeting, a small group of men show up with a message: Hoffer owns this land, and trespassers must leave, on their feet or not. Being only messengers at the moment, Hayden is left to find out that his friend Frank has been killed, and it doesn't take long for Hayden to realize that Hoffer has laid claim to his land as well. Hoffer's plans for expanding and taking ownership have gone too far, and if no one else is going to stop him Hayden will see justice done. Another great western from Holt, and an awesome read.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great Western-Wild Horses March 20, 2014
By heather
Format:Kindle Edition
Van Holt has written thirty-six western novels and has written other books as well.This is my first Van Holt western book and it is a wonderful western novel. Buck Hayden and Frank Martin love hunting for wild horses. Their hunting days were soon over when hired guns were after them. Will they fight for what the career and lifestyle they love? The plot and imaging are great. The characters are well developed. My only negative is that the book could use a little editing.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome..... May 29, 2014
By J. H.
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One of my favorites from this author. I loved this book. It's a very well done western. As with all the books I've read from Van Holt, he kicks the west in the butt and delivers the goods. Keep writing them and I'll keep reading them.
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5.0 out of 5 stars good read May 24, 2014
By hummer
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In my opinion this book is a good read for those who like action, gunfights, love and suspense. I enjoyed it and since the story kept me interested I rated it 5 stars. barbarag
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5.0 out of 5 stars In the Western Tradition April 28, 2014
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Author Van Holt's traditional Western, contains all the elements one would expect--the tall, broad-shouldered fast-gun hero, his half-brother, who was even faster before he was shot, the frightened, but kind-hearted woman and her cowardly husband who are squatters trying to scratch out a living, the small town bar and general store, the evil rich rancher who is trying to run everyone else off the land, so he can have it all for himself and his big operation, the "hands" who follow his orders, sometimes orders to kill, the rancher's beautiful, but rebellious daughter, the final shoot-out where the odds are against our hero, ten against one.
Van Holt writes great scenes, straight out of the Western tradition. Stay tuned to learn whether the hero goes down fighting or rides off into the sunset with the beautiful girl.
If you like a traditional Western, you won't be disappointed. Easy, entertaining read.
Dorothy May Mercer, Author The McBride Series, Romantic Suspense
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---- It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Van Holt, 'King of the Hellbound Westerns.'
He has taken the long trail.
He passed alone in his Tucson apartment on August 19, 2014, at the age of 72. He had been battling several illnesses that eventually deprived him of his mobility and some of his sharp, witty mind.
Van was a very private man and guarded his solitude very zealously. I worked closely with him for over five years, bringing to light most of the manuscripts he had written back in the 1980s and some from the 1990s. Though he was somewhat old fashioned and very shy of technology, (he did not have a computer and gave up using a typewriter only because he couldn't get his repaired) he was excited to learn about getting his works into ebook formats and available on the web . In the last months of his life, he rarely left his apartment. Compelled to finish his last novel? Maybe he felt the end was near.
He handed over the manuscript (handwritten) for The Men from Missouri only days before his passing. He often spoke of his desire that his characters, the only children he ever had, would live on in the pages and the minds of his fans and readers.
I, for one, am a better man having known Van Holt.
Happy Trails, Van. You will be missed. See y'all on the other side. - The Publisher

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"Step aside Louis L'Amour, another great Western writer is here..." --Heather

"I had a feeling that Van Holt...might actually be the successor to Zane Gray, a master Western storysmith, whose novels set the style of a generation." --Stern0

"Van Holt wants to be LOUIS L'AMOUR when he grows up, well he is. The stories are as action packed and hold a lot of the flavor of the Old West as L'AMOURs did." -- Annlouise Fallon

"Van's style of writing is unique, easy to follow, and fun for his readers to enjoy - just like a western should be!" --Michael

"In a way, Van Holt may just be the right person to step into the gigantic shoes of Louis L'Amour." -the GreatReads!



Van Holt wrote his first western when he was in high school and sent it to a literary agent, who soon returned it, saying it was too long but he would try to sell it if Holt would cut out 16,000 words. Young Holt couldn't bear to cut out any of his perfect western, so he threw it away and started writing another one.

A draft notice interrupted his plans to become the next Zane Grey or Louis L'Amour. A tour of duty as an MP stationed in South Korea was pretty much the usual MP stuff except for the time he nabbed a North Korean spy and had to talk the dimwitted desk sergeant out of letting the guy go. A briefcase stuffed with drawings of U.S. aircraft and the like only caused the overstuffed lifer behind the counter to rub his fat face, blink his bewildered eyes, and start eating a big candy bar to console himself. Imagine Van Holt's surprise a few days later when he heard that same dumb sergeant telling a group of new admirers how he himself had caught the famous spy one day when he was on his way to the mess hall.
Holt says there hasn't been too much excitement since he got out of the army, unless you count the time he was attacked by two mean young punks and shot one of them in the big toe. Holt believes what we need is punk control, not gun control.

After traveling all over the West and Southwest in an aging Pontiac, Van Holt got tired of traveling the day he rolled into Tucson and he has been there ever since, still dreaming of becoming the next Zane Grey or Louis L'Amour when he grows up. Or maybe the next great mystery writer. He likes to write mysteries when he's not too busy writing westerns or eating Twinkies.

WARNING: Reading a Van Holt western may make you want to get on a horse and hunt some bad guys down in the Old West. Of course, the easiest and most enjoyable way to do it is vicariously--by reading another Van Holt western. Van Holt writes westerns the way they were meant to be written.

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