This is a brilliant book - far better than I thought it would be. It really is a very intelligent, thoughtful, informative, entertaining and well-written book about a much-loved and much-missed TV series. And it's much more than an episode-by-episode synopsis. It's an involving explanation of how TV series emerge from the drawing board to the studio and the network and all the politics involved. It deals very sensitively with the shock of Pete Duel's death and the subsequent fall-out for the cast and crew. The writers have gone to a great deal of effort to interview actors and production staff to get a balanced perspective on a landmark TV show. And given that the book is American in origin, as of course is Alias Smith and Jones itself, the writers make mention of the series' phenomenal popularity over here in the UK. An absorbing read, highly recommended to all AS&J fans but also to the general reader with an interest in classic TV.