Wounded, dehydrated, and escaping and violent feud with the men of Bob Sutton's ranch, Trace Jordan is near collapse when he descends from the heat of the desert into a cool, secluded canyon. He wakes to find a beautiful woman gently caring for his injuries. Maria Cristina and her family have also suffered at the hands of Sutton and his men. The experience has left her hostile and defiant. But Jordan sees another side of Maria, and the more time they spend together, the greater his concern for her safety becomes. Sutton's men are watching and waiting for him to show himself. If he escapes, Maria will be left behind to face their brutality. But if he convinces her to join him, he will be leading her into a heat-blasted, waterless desert. And if that doesn't kill them, the Apaches will.
©1956 Louis L'Amour (P)2017 Random House Audio
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4 out of 5 stars
By Jean on 03-01-18

A Rousing Tale

This book was originally published in 1956. I first read it in 1976. I was looking for a western to read and decided to re-read Louis L’Amour. The book is more of a romance story than what L’Amour usually writes. Trace Jordan is on the trail of the men who killed his partner and stole his horses. He is wounded and now the hunter becomes the hunted. He finds a place to hide temporarily and is nursed by Maria Cristina. Now they both are on the run.

The book is well written. L’Amour is famous for placing his story in a real location. If the reader goes to the location they can follow the book description step by step. L’Amour is a master storyteller. His descriptive language flows smoothly. The great thing about his books is you can read them over and over with great enjoyment each and every time.

The book is four hours. Keith Szarabajka does a good job narrating the book. Szarabajka is a well-known actor and audiobook narrator.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Douglas C. McCary on 22-11-17

T h e Burning Hills

Read this the first time fifty years ago. It is still one of his best.

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