Mission Creek Frank Bonham, Edited by Bill Pronzini (Five Star, $25.95)

mission-creekFrank Bonham’s Mission Creek is a powerful example of his diverse storytelling. “Rodeo Killer” has a high-hearted horse running for the ranch against unbeatable odds, while “Mission Creek” pits a determined rancher against his bull-headed foreman. One or the other must ride away.

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