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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (136 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jack Ketchum Narrator: Scotty Drake Publisher: Crossroad Press Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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It's the Arizona Territory. The year, 1848. The year the Mexican War ended. Fate and blazing pistols have just thrown together reporter and part-time drunk Marion T. Bell and the very nearly legendary John Charles Hart, mustanger and scout, in the Little Fanny Saloon. Plying the river-trade across the Colorado to the gold fields of California in the north, and war-torn Mexico to the south, the town of Gable's Ferry has sprung up overnight-lacking only a church, a schoolhouse and a jail.

Though some would say that only the jail was needed.

A rough place in a lawless era. About to become a hell of a lot more so one night when Hart, Bell and the easy-going giant Mother Knuckles stumble upon Elena, a fierce, young, badly wounded Mexican woman near the banks of the Colorado. She's naked. She's been bullwhipped, knifed and branded. And she tells them about the kidnap, rape and servitude she and her sister have endured at the hands of las hermanas de lupo, the deadly Valenzura Sisters and their henchman, the deserter Paddy Ryan, at the well-manned slave-camp across the river aptly called Garanta del Diablo-Mouth of the Devil.

It's just three hundred years since Cortez. Only three hundred years since the Old Gods of Mexico were in their full and fearsome flower.

Tezcatlipoca, god of the moon and the night. Tlazolteotl, Eater of Filth. Xipe, Lord of the Flayed.

Blood for rain. Blood for bounty.

For many, like the Valenzura Sisters, they have never died.

And Elena's sister's still there.

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Fresno Bob | 10/30/2013

    " grim western, short and impactful "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Roger Bailey | 8/31/2013

    " Really put off reading this one. Love Ketchum, but westerns are not my thing. However, this is a brisk 100 page novella that wraps you up quickly. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Amanda | 8/14/2013

    " Pretty boring for a ketchum novel. Not his best novella. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Jared | 7/19/2013

    " Very dark and disturbing, but beautifully written novella. "

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