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This is a nice, solid western
by the always-dependable Ben Haas, under one of his
pseudonyms. (Well, I've always found him dependable -- I don't think
I've read any of his books yet that I've not enjoyed.)
Mustang Men is an entry in Haas' Rancho Bravo series. It's
the first of them I've read, and it was quite good.
point in the post is to share the cover. I think it's very evocative
for a western cover painting. The impressionistic style reminds me
greatly of Jeff Jones' work, but I don't find a tell-tale signature.
Nor did I think he worked in the western genre, but I may be