Desert Gold: 11/14/13
Desert Gold by Zane Grey was his twelfth book and the first one I've attempted to read. I tried it on audio, and that might have been part of the problem, but not the entirety.
The book opens with a man coming across an old prospector. Together they piece together a tale reminiscent of the second half of Arthur Conan Doyle's A Study in Scarlet. Except that the woman in question is tied up in the political unrest in Mexico.
And that's where the problems started. Here's a story of the Mexican revolution. There's danger and intrigue. Except there's also racism and sexism. The Mexicans, except for the noble woman who needs rescuing, are always greasers.
The woman transcends hers curse of being a greaser by her frail beauty. She is something to be fought over because she is an exotic beauty.
I lasted maybe half an hour into this audio book.