First Edition. Laune dustjacket art. Crime and Adventure novel of Joyce Sewell, who while still a little girl witnesses her mother's murder at the hands of Mexican bandits at their hacienda, La Barranca. Escaping to America, Joyce grows up with the goal of recapturing La Barranca, her mission tangling in "a Mexican woman lawyer--there's a strange one for you; two oh, so scrupulous Mexican generals; a Minister of War or so...[and] the debonair proprietor of the wildest night club in the capital." Near Fine in Very Good plus dustjacket, spine ends and flap corners nicked and rubbed, spine colors mildly faded.