David is a writer whose articles have appeared in several national magazines. A graduate of the University of Texas at San Antonio, he is a historian and teacher. Pastimes include canoeing and collecting Southwestern art.
About Mesa, Texas:
When the son of a prominent Texas rancher is found murdered in an apparent carjacking, the border country is set on edge. The Texas Rangers are left with scant clues and it appears the crime will remain unsolved. Even with a ten thousand dollar reward, no one has come forward. A year later, it seems the crime will be forgotten. Dan Taylor, a friend of the teenager's family has not forgotten. In a chance meeting, he is questioned by a Ranger who thinks Taylor knows more than he is willing to reveal. In Mesa, family loyalties are strong, even for those members that are outside the law. When the Ranger starts closing in he finds there is more to the murder than a robbery. Family ties to smuggling and two hundred years of history are keys to solving the crime. And Dan Taylor will be confronted by his past and will have to accept a truth he has always suspected.