In a new tale starring New York shopkeeper, Steve Dancy, this plenty tough Easterner is soon involved in helping out his friend, a Pinkerton agent. Joseph McAllen has been guarding Wells, Fargo ore shipments out of Leadville when he learns his daughter has been kidnapped. A novel of fast-paced adventure, there's gun play enough to satisfy the biggest fans of the shoot-'em-up style. But it's also a story of friendship and loyalty. I like the cast of characters eating, drinking, and staying in the finest hotels while making plans to live on cold water and hardtack and sleeping on the ground when they go into action. Once again, Best has penned a fine read. C. K. Crigger --Western Writers of America Roundup Magazine
In his story, the good guys have a conscience, but sometimes have to do hard things. There is no fluff in this story, just straight-through action and good dialog. Best has mastered the ability to tell a story end to end without jumping around. His first-person writing style never feels contrived and he never resorts to Deus ex machina to resolve an improperly formed plot twist – there aren’t any. Leadville is pure entertainment with great character development. Louis Lamour fans will definitely approve! --Martin Sielaff, What Would The Founders Think?
From the Inside Flap
Honest Westerns ... filled with dishonest characters."The James Best books...are about the best new Western series to come along since Larry McMurtry"--Larry Winget, True West Magazine
"James D. Best is arguably one of the best writers of westerns." --Alan Caruba, BookViews
"I would highly recommend these two westerns to anyone with an imagination and curiosity about the history of our country. And besides, they are just excellent reading." Book and Bookstore
More About the Author
James D. Best is the author of The Shopkeeper, Leadville, Murder at Thumb Butte, and The Return in the Steve Dancy series. His other books include Tempest at Dawn, Principled Action, The Shut Mouth Society, and The Digital Organization.
James has written monthly columns for two magazine, ghost written several books, and published numerous journal articles. He lives with his wife, Diane, in Omaha, Nebraska.
You can learn more about James and his books at jamesdbest.blogspot.com
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