I normally read Military Science Fiction but made a New Year's resolution to read a Louis L'Amour book. This was my fourth one. Much like the style of Michener novels but L'Amour tends to be more descriptive of the senses, emotions, and actionfrom the first person character perspective. The historical references are accurate and are a treat and a wealth of informative in themselves. Some parts are predictable. But, there are always suspenseful turns. Great reading for all ages.