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Richard Gale, the protagonist, is the tenderfoot who wants to prove to his wealthy father that he is worth something. While helping his friend rescue his girlfriend from a punk named Rojas, Gale comes across two rangers working for the Immigration Inspector when he is captured at the US-Mexican border.
What makes this book stand out?
The book is a great example of slow buildup and linearly increasing intensity in every emotion it reflects.
Read it for
This work is technically a Western but adds in great bits of a variety of other genres. There is plenty of stuff in it for lovers of a wide range of genres.
Don't read it for
The start is a bit slow to pick up. Once you are one up against the slow start, you might find the story to very male-dominated. But, the impact is very dampened with the outstanding prose.