Valdez Is Coming Author:Elmore Leonard They laughed at Roberto Valdez and then ignored him. But when a dark-skinned man was holed up in a shack with a gun, they sent the part-time town constable to deal with the problem -- and made sure he had no choice but to gun the fugitive down. Trouble was, Valdez killed an innocent man. And when he asked for justice -- and some money for the de... more »ad man's woman -- they beat Valdez and tied him to a cross. They were still laughing when Valdez came back. And then they began to die...« less
The best western I have ever read. Beats L'Amour and Zane Grey hands down.
I recommend it in the highest possible terms but don't want to spoil any of the plot, which is great. The writing excellent.
Like so many of his other works this was made into a fine movie, this one starring Burt Lancaster.