"Less a police procedural whodunit than a portrait of a town in constant crisis, [The Territory] runs on adrenaline."
"I really enjoyed this book - its sexy heroine, its dramatic landscapes of the Chinati Mountains and its strong plotting that includes a breathless chase through an "arroyo" in brownout conditions. One of the novel's themes - that decent people working both sides of the border are under regular threat from violent bajadores as much as from uninformed budget cuts - is a particularly harrowing one."
"The Territory introduces a fresh, confident writer of Western crime fiction. For a debuting author, Tricia Fields dives right in. ... Fields captures the solitude, beauty and heat of the Chihuahuan desert, the brutal violence spilling across the border and the humanity and grit of the townspeople Chief Josie is sworn to protect."
--Dallas Morning News
"[A] terrific first novel, ... both promising and satisfying."
--Sullivan County Democrat
“Set in the beautiful but dangerous desert, the book captures current border issues from the viewpoint of a small town's law enforcement officer.”
“The Territory has it all: believable characters, a terse plot, and an accurate depiction of a section of the Texas/Mexican border that’s a virtual war zone. This is a gritty contemporary crime novel that’s lifted above the pack by the intense humanity of its female protagonist. Don’t miss it.”
--Milton T. Burton, author of Nights of the Red Moon
“There’s a new voice in Western crime fiction--Tricia Fields is the real deal."