Scott 2Southwest/Mexican North and those who lived there.
is actually three stories, all following some of the samecharacters and setting, but with a different plot. I have only read the first two, butyou needn't read all three to understand the rest. The first follows, Billy, hisfather, and to a lesser extent Boyd, as they set out to trap and kill a pregnantfemale wolf; one of the last wolfs remaining in an area once teeming with them.When she is caught in one of Billy's traps he finds it difficult to bring himself to killher, and immediately sets out on returning her back to where she is believed tohave come, the mountains of Mexico, without notifying his family. He does not doso on purpose, but hunters have been reported in the area, and taking her homefirst would just mean Billy's father would do the deed. So the story continues overthe next couple weeks as Billy encounters the Mexican populous, Americans,Native-Americans, and vast stretches of mountains, rivers, valleys, and plains.After this the second book then begins, and we start off with Billy deep in Mexico,lacking food, money, and the most important of all, company; he does haveragged, dirty clothes, an underfed, tired horse, and unfinished business. Once hehas completed his business he must now journey out of Mexico and back home.He only stops to find a lone Mormon (priest?) living in a half-destroyed chapel, in aghost town perched on the edge of a cliff, living with a couple dozen cats andsome interesting revelations on God and the world. Once home though he learnsthat things have drastically and irreversibly changed, and keeping intone with therest of the book, not for the better. So once again he must return to Mexico, butthis time with his brother, as they set out in search of their families lost horses