Scalp Mountain introduces you to an era of no easy answers. The characters are realistically complex and the situations ring true. Julia Robb has written a novel that reflects the true strength and weakness of Texans and Comanches at a point in time where the both were struggling to survive each other. She draws you into the life of Colum McNeal as tries to come to grips with the things he has done in the midst of doing the things that he knows he needs to do. You will meet the men and women of Texas in the 1870’s in a setting so real and anchored in real Texas history that it could have happened just this way. I cannot recommend this book strongly enough if you want a taste of real Texas life.