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The first in a new series of classic western tales, this debut novel by Winborn White unfolds in the late 1860s amid the bloody battles and aftermath of the Civil War.
Hailing from North Carolina, the Dean family has no dog in the fight between the North and South. However, local loyalties begin to force the Dean men into battle, and it's not without consequence. Shocked by the death of his soldier father, seventeen-year-old Noble Dean joins the cavalry, quickly rising up through the ranks earning distinction as a shining star "Boy Colonel."
After the war, a hardened Noble travels west to Santa Fe, where he becomes the leader of the newly formed New Mexico Rangers. Along with a close band of fellow rangers he faces his first fight off the battlefield: a mission to wipe out the evil Hargo Barton gang. Its reviled members are bringing terror to the mesas. It's up to Noble and the rangers to take them-dead or alive.
Recalling the themes and atmosphere of classic western novels, this new addition to the genre enthralls readers with a traditional yet high-octane adventure. The vibrant cultures of the new Americans, the Spanish, and the Pueblo Indians mingle with old-fashioned wild west excitement in a modern page-turner.