Red Benedict, the son of an Arizona forest ranger, was the only white friend Sukut, a Pawl Indian boy, had. This tells of a journey the two make along the historic Camino del Diabio from southern California to Arizona. The means of transportation is an old jeep and aside from the more tangible supplies, the boys are equipped with their own ingenuity -- Red's gleaned from life in the outdoors, Sukut's -- from years of absorbing laws of survival in the hot arid country. The challenge of Camino del Diablo defeats many travelers -- some of whom the boys help. Dry heat, doperunners, rattlesnakes are but a few of the problems the boys contend with. The journey is an illuminating experience for both boys. It provides an opportunity for Sukut to learn of life outside the Reservation and to dispel some of his suspicions of the white man. It gives Red a chance to observe in action the tried and true Indian tactics of survival. An unusual locale and a pair of diversified characters make this interesting reading.