This book is typical Garlock, and that's a good thing. The story takes place in 1933; and this period between the wars is rarely used as a backdrop for a story (in my experience). Kate Tyler makes a passing comment about all the folks who don't have jobs. I was surprised that the amount of print used to place Adolph Hitler and the Depression in this span of years was rather skimpy.
Wealthy New Yorker, Kate Tyler was abducted from a Texas train and held for ransom. Although warned not to go to the authorities, her father contacts a Texas Ranger and asks for help. The Ranger, in turn, goes to his friend Tate Castle. This rancher lives near the location where the young woman was abducted -- and is one of the best trackers in the area.
The language used was incredibly simplistic; usually the author is much more eloquent. There were some things that Garlock did very well in this novel. Before our time, nurses were much more subservient to the physician. The author shows that in the way Kate, a nurse, asks the doctor for directions. I'd forgotten that aspect of older times until I read this book.
The author may have used super-simple words in this book, but she sure can write action! The last 1/3 of the book was edge-of-your-seat suspenseful; I couldn't put it down.
I didn't think this tome was one of her best, but she certainly wrote realistic action scenes!