Luis Alberto Urrea. In May 2001, a group of 26 men attempted to cross the border into the desert of southern Arizona, through the deadliest region of the continent, a place called the Devil’s Highway. This is the true story of 26 people – fathers and sons, brothers and strangers – who entered a desert. Only twelve came out. You meet the men who decide to make the crossing and the men who are ready to prevent them from reaching their destination. Lexile Measure:/ 620LCopyright 2006, 251 pages, 5 x 8 inches, paperback, high school.