This gripping tale will appeal to a wide array of young readers, including horse lovers: the strong friendship the book portrays and the memorable adventures it details invite any reader to identify with the hero horse and his heroine girl.--CS Editor * In a time of economic turmoil, a young girl fights for her stallion's freedom from his new cruel owner. In her desperate attempt to save her horse, they suddenly find themselves lost in the silent and undisturbed Sonoran desert of Arizona that is merely a home for its creatures, both dead and alive. The girl and her beloved dark bay stallion, faced with horrific challenges as they try to find their way home, must fend for themselves in this merciless desert. With death waiting to capture them in its clutches, the girl and her horse wander aimlessly through this uncaring land with only love and undeniable loyalty to each other keeping them alive.
Follow Jake Gage who was forced to leave home at fifteen and was trying to find work in Houston, San Antonio and Uvalde. He worked as a stage coach shotgun guard and as a ranch hand all of the while eluding an enemy of his family who blamed his family for the heroic deeds of his father many years earlier.
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