What some reviewers have to say about Van Holt’s writing:
Step aside Louis L'Amour, another great Western writer is here… --Heather
“I had a feeling that Van Holt…might actually be the successor to Zane Gray, a master Western storysmith, whose novels set the style of a generation.” --Stern0
“Van Holt is King of the Spaghetti Western…” --Rarebird1
THE RETURN OF FRANK GRABEN
Frank Graben rode into the remote mountain-walled basin looking for peace and quiet. Whitey Barlow, the cattle baron who had taken over the basin, told him to get out. The old tyrant sent one of his riders to warn everyone in the small isolate town of Hackamore to sell the stranger nothing and do no business of any kind with him. And he told Graben to stay out of Hackamore before he even got there.
The townspeople needed the big rancher’s business more than they needed the few dollars a hard-eyed gunfighter was likely to spend in their town before he drifted on. So they told Graben they didn’t want his kind in their town. But they didn’t know the kind of man Frank Graben was, and by the time they found out it was too late. He was shot from ambush and believed to be dead. But he got away and returned months later to get even.
WARNING: Reading a Van Holt western may make you want to get on a horse and hunt some bad guys down in the Old West. Of course, the easiest and most enjoyable way to do it is vicariously—by reading another Van Holt western.
Van Holt writes westerns the way they were meant to be written.