This is a story for people who love westerns. The author, through his skillful use of metaphors, takes the reader right back to the early days of the old west. The dialogue is realistic and the details of the setting pull the reader right in. The pace of the story never lingers, making the reader anxious to keep up. The high points are the quest for revenge and the seaching for a lost love. Can't wait for volume two. A five star rating, you betcha.