©2007 Elmer Kelton; (P)2009 Recorded Books, LLC
"In the 1870s, former Texas Ranger Andy Pickard, now a restless farmer, drops his plow and straps on his guns when the local sheriff is murdered during a jailbreak. The dead sheriff, Tom Blessing, had been a father figure to Andy, who vows revenge for his killing. The escaped outlaw is Luther Cordell, a dangerous bank robber and leader of a small gang of desperate owlhoots. The search is long and arduous, and the posse Andy has assembled melts away until only Andy, now a fully reinstated Ranger, remains in solo pursuit. Cordell, meanwhile, is trying to recover the stolen bank loot he'd hidden when captured. Add in Cordell's disgusting relatives, two unlucky saloon stick-up artists, some kindly travelers, fancy gunplay and a remarkably surprising conclusion, and Kelton once again turns in an exciting and satisfying western tale." (Publishers Weekly)
"An engrossing, entertaining chase [that] will likely further enhance Elmer Kelton's hard-earned reputation." (Dallas Morning News)
A breathtaking chase with all the characters a great Western needs – outlaws, the brave lawmen, funny old men, a drunkard or 2, charming ladies – yet none of them is a stereotype. A thrilling story with a lot of action but also attention to the psychological and emotional side of characters, and an unpredictable plot.
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