The Savage Breed unfolds with a rush in a time and place rarely visited by the average Western writer. Randy Denmon takes the reader down a suspenseful trail to a near forgotten period in this rousing story of war, love and revenge. Young veterans of the Lone Star’s battle for Independence, Travis Ross and Chase Alexander, are now 10 years older but as Texas Rangers they still ride headlong into any sort of trouble. In their case it’s the engulfing red storm of the Mexican War. Though valiantly serving as Indian-fighting scouts for Gens. Scott and Taylor, each “Texican” has his own campaign to wage and win. Travis desperately seeks the beautiful but unpredictable Mercedes Rayo that he has loved and lost, while Chase doggedly hunts for the murderous half-Comanche, half-Apache Chief Little Face who tortured and killed his parents 15 years before. This tensely-crafted tale is an intriguing reminder of how America’s Western Destiny was forged in the fires of battle, as well as being a compelling love story.