A rancher is murdered and Sheriff Tommy Stallings suspects the rustlers are members of the vicious White Caps gang. Tommy locates their hideout in the canyons north of Cimarrón but his investigation is interrupted when corrupt politicians insist the sheriff's office move to the county seat of Springer. Tommy's wife refuses to accompany him, fearing if he's killed, she'll be forced into prostitution to survive. Then Tommy is accused of taking a bribe to look away as the White Caps continue their reign of terror. Can Tommy track these deadly desperados to their hideout and capture one alive in order to clear his name and identify the men who are the gang's mysterious masterminds? What will become of Tommy's marriage once this is over?
Jim Jones is the author of five novels set in northern New Mexico in the late 1800s: The Lights of Cimarrón, The Big Empty, and the Jared Delaney series, including Rustler's Moon, Colorado Moon, and Waning Moon. He has won two Spur Awards for Western Song of the Year from the Western Writers of America and was the Western Music Association 2014 Male Performer of the Year. He performs all over the United States, singing songs about the West . . . cowboys & horses, cattle rustlers, the land, the rivers and the mountains, the coming of the train, the beauty of the Western sky, and small-town America. His most recent album, "Headin' Home," was released in January 2018. He lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico. www.jimjonesmusic.com