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. He was known for going well beyond the formulaic western. „The Long Long Trail” is an excellent example of his craft. This is a story about desperate men and the gun code they live by. Since Jess Deer avenged his father’s murder, he’d been a lone outlaw eluding Sheriff Caswell. But a woman in need of help changes all of that when Jess sets out to find and destroy a hired gunslinger.