This was hard to read. I've read his western trilogy, but this was a difficult novel to get into. Firstly, there is no speech punctuation, secondly,there is quite a bit of Spanish dialogue, with no translation, and basically, it is a story of desperadoes who ride, ride, and ride, kill, kill, kill, and get drunk whenever they come to a town. They seem to kill with no discrimination - Apaches, children, Mexicans, Americans ,Mules, puppies, you name it, they kill it, whether in Mexico, or Texas. I'm reminded of the line in "The Unforgiven" where William Munney says," Yeh, I've killed women and children, I've killed just about everything that walks, and I've come to kill you, Little Bill, for what you did to my partner", or words to that effect.
There is a lot of description about the landscape, flora and fauna and weather of the area, I had hoped for a western novel, but this is more a dissertation for national gergraphic.
I usually give my read books to charities, but this is going straight int the bin.