In the late 1880s, Print Ritter and his young nephew lead a herd of mustangs from eastern Oregon to Sheridan, Wyoming. The two horsemen meet trouble and several unusual people on the trail. They save five kidnapped Chinese girls from a life of prostitution and then become their unlikely guardians as they cross the western plains. The journey will change the life of Print and those he meets.
While reading this book, I pictured Robert Duvall playing the part of Print Ritter; the character and his mannerisms mimicked this great western star. When I saw the movie of the same name, I was amazed how Duvall was able to bring Print Ritter to life. If you enjoyed Lonesome Dove, you will not be disappointed with this novel. I should note that due to several graphic scenes, this novel is geared toward adults. It belongs in every western lover’s library.