Death Comes for the Wicked Gleason and Wall Publishing, $14.95

book "The Valles Caldera" by Gary L. Sutart

Gary L. Stuart’s The Valles Caldera (Gleason and Wall Publishing, $14.95), the second in his Angus series following Ten Shoes Up, features the return of loner U.S. Marshal Angus Esparraza, a man more comfortable with horses than humans, but also a man who will not be stopped in the performance of his duties. The setting is mainly New Mexico in the 1880s, and Stuart does a bang-up job of describing the land, its rivers and its mixture of people—Anglo, Mexican and just plain bad hombres. Like the best of L’Amour, Stuart gives such a sense of place the reader feels transported and caught up in the history and violence that was New Mexico

Bill Brooks, author of Winter Kill: A John Henry Cole Story

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