Somehow I got out of order on this one and ended up on book 3 of the Hopalong Cassidy series. However as a stand-alone it read fine. No surprise that Louis L’Amour is one of the all time great writers. He keeps the story engaging and moving forward and so what if Cassidy is luckier than a rabbit with six feet. Fun read and excited to go back and read the first two. If you want to try your hand at Westerns Louis L’Amour is not a bad place to start. Considering this is my second western and the other was Louis L’Amour’s as well, I am not a great experts to the best in the field. But I can recognize great writing and you’ll be entertained all the way through this one.