FRAMED AS A HORSE THIEF, MAFFITT WENT THROUGH HELL TO REACH MEXICO—THEN FOUND HE'D RIDDEN STRAIGHT INTO HELL!
Nelson Nye, rancher and writer, brings his Spur-Award-winning gift for describing the Western landscape with an accuracy few others have ever achieved—creating fresh new plots and engaging, identifiable characters—to this unforgettable novel of an innocent man forced to ride the wild plains for his life.
It wasn't a journey that anyone would make willingly. But Dale Maffitt had little choice. Wanted for hanging on a trumped-up charge of horse-stealing, trailed by a relentless posse, Maffitt's only hope lay in Mexico. To live, he must ride fast and hard over the scorching Texas plains and beat the posse to the border. Once across, he would be safe from arrest, and the posse would have to turn back. So Dale Maffitt begin a grueling race across one of most merciless, drought-stricken patches of Hell ever to swallow man or horse—the Texas barrens—trying to stay one step of his pursuers. Every mile of the way was a battle with pitiless heat, hunger, thirst, perilous storms, and often the posse itself.
What he did not know was that if at last he made it to Mexico, it would only be to discover that the true Hell had always waited ahead of him—and not behind!
Nelson Nye's award-winning westerns...
"Start at top speed and keep going hell-bent-for-leather through to the smashing finish. The tempo of his stories is breakneck from start to finish. With climax piled atop climax." —Tucson Daily Citizen
"Has plenty of punch, an outstanding western story, excellent characterization, dialogue and background. —Binghampton Press
"Are well-written stories of exciting adventure traversed on an authentic landscape." —Arizona Daily Star