Although written as fiction, The Bone Trail definitely got its impetus from actual events involving the whole relationship between wild horse round-ups, mining companies, and the Bureau of Land Management. The plot is engaging and is a real page-turner. It has it all: mystery, intrigue, fantasy, and romance. Unfortunately, it is tarnished by unnecessary expletives, mediocre editing, and rudimentary plot development. Although this book is very good, with a little polishing The Bone Trail could become great. I look forward to future writing by Nell Walton.