The western novels by Zane Grey have been a source of imagery about the American West for almost the entire twentieth century. The plots and characterizations of Grey’s popular novels set in the American West have been thoroughly examined and it is clear that his works acquired a fundamental role in the creation of western imagery. Gunslinger Smoke Bellows leaves behind a violent past in Arizona to begin a new life in Utah, where he finds a ranch that needs the touch of a strong man in order to thrive – and a reason to live. This story is filled with great descriptions of the land and characters who do what they had to do to survive the climes of the West. There is love and betrayal, and faithfulness and unfaithfulness, great animals, and solid story telling to keep you entertained.