The new job in California sounded laid-back and peaceful to Mace Banyon, ex-deputy U.S. Marshal. He had been hired by an eastern land corporation to supervise and collect payments from tenant farmers. But the sharecroppers - honest, hard-working Chinese - all had bottomland farms with irrigation. They were both envied and resented by the dry farmers in the valley. Mace found himself caught between the hostile farmers and townsmen, who were headed by a vicious, land-grabbing banker, and the almost defenseless Cantonese workers. When a drought threatens crop failure, tension and violence increases. It isn't long before Mace Banyon's 'peaceful' job explodes into a killing war!
October 2016 : Paperback