Bent Red Moon: A Western Story
by Russ Hall
The Texas hill country in the 1870s was as close to a cauldron of devil's stew as you could find. The Comanches, Kiowas, and Cheyennes have banded ... Show synopsis The Texas hill country in the 1870s was as close to a cauldron of devil's stew as you could find. The Comanches, Kiowas, and Cheyennes have banded together. Rebel soldiers, resentful of the way in which they have been treated, have begun rustling cattle. Amid this seething unrest rides seventeen-year-old Mick, without a gun, impoverished and half starved. Mick is fortunate when he meets Syd, a Mexican girl, on the trail. Faced by a land as harsh as cactus and mesquite stickers, and as poisonous as the bite of a rattler, an alliance seems to their advantage. But neither is prepared for the violence and danger that threaten from every side. Born in Colorado, Russ Hall lives in Texas hill country. Beginning with Harper & Row, he worked as an editor for over twenty-five years with major publishing firms. He has eight previously published books, primarily mysteries. He has also published numerous short stories and was winner of the Nancy Pickard Fiction Award.