From the Publisher:
Following the death of his young wife, Roy Boone wanders aimlessly in the arid Southwest, desperate for water. Instead he finds a heap of trouble-when he meets a pretty young woman whose face bears the signs of an abusive husband.
Bill Pronzini: The Gallows Land. Berkley Publishing Group, ISBN: 0425179575 (May, 2001), 176 p., $5.99