Stranded in the rugged Sonoran Desert, stagecoach drivers James Colton and older brother, Trace, are captured by warring Apaches. Tortured and driven to the breaking point, James is used as a bargaining chip by the great Apache Chief, Cochise. James will die if Trace can't win freedom for Cochise's brother, imprisoned by the Army. Trace rushes to negotiate a trade, but the Army has other plans - attack Cochise and his warriors at Apache Pass.It's Arizona Territory, 1861. Rage explodes across the Sonoran Desert, and blood stains the sand. Will the Colton brothers survive?""Sonoran Rage"" is the second book in Melody Grove's ""Colton Brothers Saga"" series. ""Arizona War"" is the third book in the series, and also published by La Frontera Publishing.
Melody Groves, author of four novels set in the 1860s Southwest, also wrote Ropes, Reins, and Rawhide: All About Rodeo (UNM Press). A New Mexico gunfighter, she reenacts "shoot-outs" in Albuquerque's Old Town.