182 pages. Inscribed by the author. Crease to upper board, dust jacket has a couple of tiny tears. "Darby Buckingham, the portly New York writer, arrives in all his sartorial splendor in the town of Running Springs to soak up local color and begin a new Western novel. But there is one bit of local color that Darby can't stomach -- a murderous cattle baron who controls the range and is killing off the noble mustang."