Ambuscade Author:Orlando Rigoni The town of Sabado, Saturday in Spanish, was aptly named. For six days a week, it sat and burned in the desert sun waiting for Saturday night when the boys came in from the ranches. Often it was a night of lusting and gambling, of killing and thieving, with the sanctity of the border only a few miles to the south. — Tony Egan knew the town well, ... more »knew its blisters of vice, its alleys of sudden death, its vendors of rotgut and sedition. But it had been five years since he had last seen it, five long years behind bars for a murder he didn't commit.
Now Tony was returning to Sabado, returning with a new face hiding the hate and lust for revenge that lived under it, returning to find two people: the man who had killed Tony's best friend, put a bullet in Tony, smashed his face to a pulp, and framed him for the killing; and the woman whose memory had sustained him during the years behind bars.« less