This rugged tale, the first in the Devils on Horseback series, has everything -- danger and deception, laughter and love -- in generous doses. Williamson captures the essence of the West during the trauma that followed the Civil War, both the greed and the desperation, with animated characters and dramatic landscapes. The action is hot, but the sex is hotter.
The Devils on Horseback need work. Friends and brothers who banded together to make a new start
in Texas, they are starving and will take any job to get back on track.
Nate Marchand thinks their future is set when the most powerful man in town hires them to remove a family from his land, but when he meets Elisa Taggert, he isn't sure he's on the right side.
Elisa fights to save what little land and cattle she has left. She wants revenge on the man who stole everything -- and to protect her heart from Nate. (Samhain, Nov. '07, 240 pp., $13.00)