This romantic western features an intriguing mix of characters, cultures and genres. The clash between the Native American and white societies
is exemplified by the relationship between Fawn and Jack -- tempestuous but inevitable. The pacing is somewhat slow in the beginning, but it picks up and races to an exciting conclusion.
Fawn Stanhope is considered the chosen woman by her Cheyenne people. Her gift of "sight" tells her she will lead them through the changes to come -- along with the red wolf featured in her dreams.
Although Fawn was adopted by a white man and raised to be a lady, she is called to return to her Cheyenne people. Detective Jack Dillon escorts her to Oklahoma to investigate the company that is allegedly stealing land from the Native American tribes. Jack's red hair makes Fawn think of the red wolf of her dreams, so it's not surprising Jack and Fawn are attracted to each other. They realize that together they are stronger than either of them ever will be alone. (LEISURE, Jul., 320 pp., $7.99)