“They say I fell among thieves….I’ve fallen among saints as well.”
John Hare lies dying in the desert until he is discovered and saved by the kind and generous rancher, August Naab. As Hare is nursed back to health on Naab’s ranch, he finds himself irresistibly attracted to Naab’s adopted daughter, Mescal. But Mescal is being relentlessly pursued by Holderness, a man who is not to be trusted. Hare is soon drawn into a web of adventure and intrigue over land, water, and the heart of a beautiful woman, all set against the sweeping backdrop of the Wild West.
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John Hare came west from Connecticut looking for health and adventure. In the Utah desert he found both--and a woman he had never bargained for. The Mormons found him running for his life, only minutes ahead of a murderous band of rustlers who had pegged him for a spy. The Mormons let him join their party, pairing him with a half-Navajo beauty. "Lay down with Mescal in the shadows," the Mormon leader said. "The rustlers will think you are sweethearts and pass you by." It worked. It worked too well. The Mormons always did have a gift for prophecy...… (more)