This is a fictional story written with facts of the past. It's a very good way to learn more about the history of New Mexico.
Sinuate Media gave me a copy of this book to read for review (thank you). This has been published and you can get a copy now.
Chile Charlie is introduced to you in this book. He's visiting Madrid and trying to find out how five men were found dead in a ditch. He learns a lot more than that...
First you learn about the incident that ended in death. Then you go through the early years of Madrid before it became a ghost town.
The men who settled there were strong in body and mind. They had differing opinions but they just stated why they felt the way they do. Slavery was big discussion.
Almost by accident Chile finds the answer to his question.
This is a very close look at the town of Madrid and it's history. I liked finding all the info in one place. This is a good read.