Frederick Schiller Faust (May 29, 1892 - May 12, 1944) was an American author known primarily for his thoughtful and literary Westerns under the pen name Max Brand. This is one of his novels. Clancy Morgan must learn how to shoot a gun when his best friend is unjustly accused of murder; John Manner, on the lam from the law, finds a new identity in the frozen Arctic. The plot is well constructed with well drawn subsidiary characters and provides a number of interesting twists. Highly recommended, especially for those who love the Old Western genre. Max Brand’s action-filled stories of adventure and heroism in the American West continue to entertain readers throughout the world.