MAJOR L. MITCHELL. Where The Green Grass Grows


MAJOR L. MITCHELL. Where The Green Grass Grows. Shalako. Trade paperback, 306 pages, $13.46, www.shalakopress.com.

When a distraught Ida Ollar decides to confront her abusive husband, Lowell, with a freshly sharpened butcher knife in the first few paragraphs, the stage is set for an action-packed story. And this one delivers. However, unlike a traditional action-Western, Major Mitchell has included a cast of strong female characters skillfully integrated into the mix to give this story a fresh, new perspective as he walks that fine line between the violent and gentle natures of humanity.