From the distant mountains through the vast deserts to the great Mexican gulf flowed a mighty river known as the Rio Grande, giving life, promising adventure, shaping empires. In this land long held sacred by the Arapaho and the Shoshone, a fierce new battle was being waged as a bold young nation from the north challenged the Spanish for control of the continent. And for many it was a war for survival: Matthew Caine, an agent of the American government torn between his duty to country and his love of a Shoshone woman; Lieutenant Malgares, a Mexican soldier sworn to bring the American spy to the Santa Fe gallows; and Elena Cuevas, a nurse willing to risk deathor worseto save the wounded Yanqui called El Gigante. Their destinies and their desires were entwined along the banks of the Rio Grande . . . river of dreams, river of blood.
About the Author
Jory Sherman is the Spur Award-winning author of The Medicine Horn, Song of the Cheyenne, Home�s Law, Winter of the Wolf, and Grass Kingdom. He has written The Arkansas River, The Brazos, The Rio Grande, The Columbia River, and The South Platte for the Rivers West series. He currently resides with his wife near Pittsburg, Texas.