Vigilante Moon, a story of love and courage and sacrifice set in early Montana, has won a place on my bookshelf among my favorite vels. Stan Lynde is t only a great storyteller but a master of the historical west. He brings to this work a lifetime of research, a love of the high and wild world untouched by civilization, an artist's vision, and a poet's gift of words. The vel, set in Virginia City in its heyday, is authentic. The historical characters, from sinister road agents to vigilantes, have been woven seamlessly into the story, and come vividly to life on these pages. One can read this vel t only for its gripping story, but for the images of a bygone world evoked by the author. There is something beautiful about the settling of the West, something that lives even w in the breath and spirit of the American people. Stan Lynde has caught the essence, that soul of the people, in this splendid vel. This is the work of a man who loves the West, who has devoted himself to its history and legend all his life, and whose talents all come together here in a vel that will long be loved and remembered. --Richard S. Wheeler Winner of the 2001 Owen Wister Award
Author of eight novels featuring the adventures of U.S. Deputy Marshal Merlin Fanshaw, Stan Lynde is a fourth generation Montanan and the creator, author, and artist of two highly acclaimed syndicated cartoon strips, Rick O'Shay and Latigo. He divides his time between his native Montana and the Republic of Ecuador.