Zane Grey was born Pearl Zane Gray in Zanesville, Ohio, in 1872. He took his first trip to Arizona in 1907 and, following his return, wrote and published his first western, The Heritage of the Desert. More than 109 films have been based on his work, a record that remains unbroken. He died in 1939 at his home in California.
"A kidnapping, pursuit, escape, vigilante justice, and vivid scenes of brutal trench warfare, Grey serves up a gripping tale." --Publishers Weekly