TALES OF THE OLD WEST
The fiction of T.V. Olsen has always been filled with realistic, flesh-and-blood characters, and tight suspenseful plots that keep readers pinned to their seats—all set against the dramatic backdrop of the Old West. Here are a short novel and ten stories, all of which capture Olsen at his spectacular best. The short novel "Lone Hand" takes the familiar theme of the gunfighter fleeing from his past and reinvents it with startling psychological depth. "Jason's Journal" is a ghost story of passion and betrayal set on the Arizona frontier. And rarely has Olsen reached the level of tension that he achieves in the masterful "Five Minutes." But each tale in this collection is a fine example of Western storytelling at its peak, tales so authentic you can practically smell the smoke from the campfires.