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
"A novel of fast-paced adventure. But it's also a story of friendship and loyalty. Once again, Best has penned a fine read."--C. K. Crigger, Western Writers of American, Roundup 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 ... they are just excellent reading." Book and Bookstore