In Leaving Amarillo, Wes and his lifelong friend, Otis “Mac” McFadden, join the Texas Rangers in the 1870s in the Texas Panhandle. Honor and cowardice, greed and hatred, anger and love intertwine in this fast-paced tale of one man discovering what’s true in life. Wes battles Comanches, tracks enemies and friends, waxes philosophical, and finds himself in a place where one era hasn’t quite ended and the next hasn’t quite begun.
In Longing for Mexico, Wes continues to battle Comanches, falls in love, and loses pretty much everything. He finally decides to leave the Rangers to track down a friend turned traitor. He must get the answers he deserves. During his search, Wes visits Mexico where he finds new friends but also a few new enemies. He is joined there by a close new friend from El Paso, Ben Iverson. Ben brings news of his quarry’s whereabouts and a job proposition for Wes.
Finally in South to Mexico, Wes crosses into Mexico once again, for what probably will be the final time. It contains a touch of the tall tale, a touch of magic realism, and the wide-open spaces of the sea and the desert, both of which are filled with angry gods who conspire to pit man against the elements and man against himself. Wes makes new lifelong friends and retires a few more enemies on his way to Mexico and the rest of his life. Most importantly, he learns who he truly is and the value of love, magic, a family, and a good horse.
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