No writer is associated more closely with the American West than Louis L'Amour. Collected here are two of his most exciting works, in their original forms. The title story, a tale of stagecoach robbery and frontier justice, is finally available in its full-length version. Similarly, the short vel included in this volume, The Rider of the Ruby Hills, one of L'Amour's greatest range war vels, was published first in a magazine, then expanded by the author into a longer version years later. Here is a chance to experience the vel as it appeared in its debut, as L'Amour originally wrote it.
L'Amour released his first novel, Hondo, in 1953 and consistently produced 3 novels a year until his death in 1988. Since his death, more than 80 million additional copies of his work have been sold. There are more than 300 million copies of his books in print.