Another excellent western by Elmer Kelton. It brings back some of the familiar characters such as Badger Boy (Andy Pickard), Rusty Shannon and Len Tanner. Young Andy is reassigned duty (he's a Texas Ranger) down on the U.S. and Mexican border. It doesn't take him long to realize how hostile and dangerous this area is, with an ongoing war between two major factions. It's an enjoyable story that will keep your attention.