El Paso by Groom Winston
Long fascinated with the Mexican Revolution and the vicious border wars of the early twentieth century Winston Groom brings to life this period of history in a saga of heroism injustice and love. El Paso pits the legendary outlaw and revolutionary Pancho Villa against a thrill-seeking railway tycoon known as the Colonel whose fading fortune is tied up in a colossal ranch in Chihuahua. When Villa kidnaps the Colonel's grandchildren in the midst of a cattle drive and absconds into the Sierra Madre the patriarch and his adopted son head to El Paso looking for a group of cowboys brave enough to hunt the Generalissimo down. Replete with gunfights daring escapes and an unforgettable bullfight El Paso with its blend of history and legend is an indelible portrait of the American Southwest in the waning days of the frontier.