2012 SPUR AWARD WINNER
Best Original Paperback Novel
Between the Pecos River and the Rio Grande a vast, harsh land was ruled by Texas Rangers Captain Hector Savage. Savage's motive wasn't duty, it was money; he's turned this desolate place into a bloodied, terrorized kingdom. Now, a protégé of Savage, Sergeant Dave Chance, has come with a prisoner -- a big-talking murderer in his own right -- shackled at Chance's side. A decent, honest Ranger, Chance cannot stand idly by while Savage runs roughshod over the territory. Now, to save a traumatized people, he must turn his prisoner loose and give him a gun. Only their combined firepower can penetrate Savage's forces, stop his plot, and kill him ...
That is, providing they don't kill each other first.