From elementary school to young adulthood, Luke and Manuel are always in conflict. Even from their school days, Manuel is determined to be the big man in town. He becomes obsessed with getting back at Luke, the only hindrance to his dreams. Luke, a skinny introvert, wants only to protect his sister, girlfriend, and teacher from harm. As their final showdown approaches, Luke is dealing with nightmares about Manuel?s threats and the time he spent as a juvenile in an adult jail for an assault he didn?t commit. After Luke causes the death of a criminal named Harvey to protect his sister, Manuel plots revenge on Luke and his loved ones. But first Manuel wants to control the prostitution and moonshine business left behind by Harvey. Put Your Head Down and Charge: Deadly Conflict on the Ridge is a powerful novel about revenge and payback.