The hero (Ridge Creek) is wounded as the book opens, leaving him unable to remember his name for a few chapters while he struggles to figure out why so many bounty hunters are trying to kill him.
Once he remembers who he is, he remembers a Mexican bandit leader framed him for murder, causing him to be fired by the Texas Rangers.
Ridge is about to settle in a small Texas panhandle and forget about clearing his name when an "old friend" drops by, asking for Ridge's help.
One thing leads to another when a local gang leader shows up to finish what he started, but this time his "old friend" is there to back Ridge's play.
The "old friend" is also a friend of the governor, who pardons Ridge. Returning to the Texas Rangers, Ridge cuts a wide swath along the Rio Grande border-on both sides. He captures the Mexican Bandit chief who started his troubles, and remembers the girl he left in the Panhandle.
I look forward to reading his next book.
(Book 1 of 4 Books of The Ridge Creek Trilogy Plus One) Texas Ranger and accused outlaw, Captain Ridge Creek is on the run from bounty hunters. He was framed by Pedro Mendez for murder and the burning of the town of Ragged Ridge Creek, in Southern Texas. As he seeks to find a way to prove his innocence he meets up with his old Pard, James Butler Hickok, and a new romance with a south of the border beauty, Blanca Flores on the trail of his escape to the Indian Territories. Rustlers, Bounty Hunters, Renegades, Texan Outlaws, Kiowa & Comanche Indians. All factors in this Rangers battle for Justice. This Old West gunfighter on the road to hell in a true western adventure. Vol. 1 of the Ridge Creek Trilogy.