This is a cowboy story or Western. I don't normally read Westerns. I was a bit surprised that I liked it. Angus Esparazza is the main character and a big chunk of the book is the exploration of his character. An occasional lawman, Angus intervenes in a situation where a woman is being abused. His intervention earns him the ire or a sociopathic rancher obsessed with Machismo.
Stuart does a nice job in setting the scene. You can almost get pricked by a cactus or dowsed with river water due to the detailed nature of his prose. He crafts a character who feels best when riding a river and talking to his horse.
The story is one of honor and revenge.
I enjoyed it and recommend it.
This book may have been received free of charge from a publisher or a publicist. That will NEVER have a bearing on my recommendations.