It’s a book about New Mexico! What more do I have to say? Ranching, the government, the military, land grabs and the landscape. This book will fire you up, especially if you know anyone who has lost their home, their land, based on the “national security” of the United States. Yep, the government can take just about anything they want. Some people sign and go easy, others dig in. Fire on the Mountain is short and to the point. The description of the landscape is particularly nice. Abbey had a special relationship with New Mexico.