On February 10, 1918, brothers John and Tom Power, their father and a hired hand named Sisson engaged in—sorry O.K. Corral fans—the bloodiest shoot-out in Arizona history.
Since their victims were lawmen, the brothers and Sisson took flight (their father had been mortally wounded), pursued by lawmen, the Army, practically everyone in southern Arizona. That’s the subject of Crazy Heart author Thomas Cobb’s latest literary novel, but With Blood in Their Eyes is much more than a chase story. It’s a rich read, often told through flashbacks. Cobb’s research is impeccable, his spartan prose poetic and his description of the land transforms the country into a vivid, brutal character itself.
—Johnny D. Boggs, author of And There I’ll Be a Soldier