Jim Blessing, thirty-eight year old gunfighter and drifter rides into a sleepy border town in New Mexican Territory, thirsty, prosperous and single. He wakes up the next morning hung over, broke and married to a beautiful, young Spanish aristocrat and he can’t remember how he got that way. Then someone starts shooting at him. “I’ve been married, robbed and shot at and it ain’t even noon yet.’’ After that, his luck got to runnin’ kind of muddy. Extensively researched, the accurate, colorful details of locale, speech and custom contribute to a vivid sense of place and to original, skillfully drawn characters.