Johnny D. Boggs has worked cattle, shot rapids in a canoe, hiked across mountains and deserts, and traipsed around ghost towns--all in the name of finding a good story. He has won the Spur Award from Western Writers of America six times, as well as the Western Heritage Wrangler Award from the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum.
"This is surely one of Boggs's best Westerns, an intense and suspenseful story of personal redemption set during one of the most tumultuous times in American history." --Booklist, starred review "Boggs is among the best Western writers at work today. He writes with depth, flavor, and color." --Booklist "Boggs's narrative voice captures the old-fashioned style of the past." --Publishers Weekly "Johnny D. Boggs stretches the limits of the Western story with this novel ..." --Roundup "South by Southwest is an engaging story with a terrific opening sequence followed by many more like it." --Historical Novels Review