Frank Bonham's talent for combining picturesque historical and geographical settings with swiftly paced narratives makes him one of the premier Western writers of all time. Now, for the first time in book form, here is a collection of Frank Bonham's finest Western stories, selected and edited by Bill Pronzini. "A River Man Goes to War" is set at the beginning of the War Between the States. In "Wanted!" a former captain of the Army, Swain Barker, has been convicted of embezzling. In "Hell in Dakota" rancher Sam Randall, like everyone else on the range, has his back against the wall. In "Death Valley Silver" Jim Bayliss knows Death Valley well from his time as a cartographer with the Army.< P>Frank Bonham achieved excellence as a noted author for his contributions to western fiction. Bill Pronzini lives with his wife, author Marcia Muller, in Petaluma, California.