The popular Rancho Diablo books comprise one of the freshest, most consistently entertaining Western series being done today. Not surprising, really, considering that the writing chores are handled round-robin style by three highly skilled, always dependable veterans: James Reasoner, Bill Crider, and Mel Odom, each taking turns as author Colby Jackson.
This time around, it's Bill Crider behind the byline and he spins another winner, taking already-established elements of the series and building on them with an imaginative, entertaining tale filled with humor, menace, lots of colorful characters, and plenty of action.
SONGBIRD is a top-notch Western and an excellent addition to an already outstanding series. Don't miss this, or any of the other Rancho Diablo titles—you'll be cheating yourself if you do.