Jericho's Road

Jericho's Road

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When the young Texas Ranger Andy Pickard is assigned to the Texas-Mexico border, he learns the meaning of this ominous notice on the edge of a great tract of ranch land above the Rio Grande. It is Jericho Jackson's country-and Jackson is at war with a similarly ruthless cattle baron on the Mexican side of the river, Guadalupe Chavez. Jackson hates Mexicans, and "Lupe" Chavez has a life-long hatred of gringos. They are rustling each other's cattle, raiding and killing on both sides of the border, and heading for a bloody showdown. Only the Texas Rangers stand between them. Andy is teamed up with Ranger Farley Brackett, a former Confederate soldier with his own prejudices against Mexican people.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 104.1 x 170.2 x 25.4mm | 136.08g
  • St Martin's Press
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 2nd ed.
  • 0765348454
  • 9780765348456

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"As always, Mr. Kelton's history is accurate and his characters clearly drawn and believable." "[Kelton's] characters are sharly defined, the historical background is vivid and the gunplay can't be beat." "�Kelton's� characters are sharly defined, the historical background is vivid and the gunplay can't be beat." "As always, Mr. Kelton''s history is accurate and his characters clearly drawn and believable." "[Kelton''s] characters are sharly defined, the historical background is vivid and the gunplay can''t be beat." Praise for the Texas Rangers series: "As always, Mr. Kelton's history is accurate and his characters clearly drawn and believable."--"The Dallas Morning News "on" Jericho's Road""Once again, Kelton offers and exciting tale in which the bad guys are really bad and some of the good guys are, too. His characters are sharly defined, the historical background is vivid and the gunplay can't be beat." --"Publishers Weekly" on "Jericho's Road""Kelton creates a story rich in historical context, character development and action."--"The Houston Chronicle" on "Texas Vendetta""Storytelling as ripe as a bank ripe for robbing. Its quietly knifelike sentences will skin you alive."--"Kirkus Reviews" on "Texas Vendetta""Kelton...expands on his reputation with a thoughtful, realistic portrayal of the West in which carefully drawn characters -- not gunplay -- drive the action. If there's an heir to the Louis L'Amour legacy, it's Kelton."--" Booklist" on "Ranger's Trail""Kelton again lives up to his reputation as one of the finest and most prolific of today's Western authors." --"The Abilene Reporter News" on "The Way of the Coyote""Award-winning writer Elmer Kelton--a star in the shrinking Western genre-- totes you effortlessly to the post-Civil War Texas frontier, where white settlers were just learning to live with freed slaves, Comanches and each other. . . . His characters, like Shannon, make mistakes, are far from perfect and take life in stride."--"The New York Post" on "Badger Boy""Elmer Kelton writes of early Texas with unerring authority. His knowledge of the state's history is complete, too-drawn from the lives of real people. . . . The fate of Texas is at hand, and Kelton will have readers eager to find out what happens."--"Fort Worth Star-Telegram" on "The Buckskin Line" Praise for the Texas Rangers series: "As always, Mr. Kelton's history is accurate and his characters clearly drawn and believable."--"The Dallas Morning News "on" Jericho's Road" "Once again, Kelton offers and exciting tale in which the bad guys are really bad and some of the good guys are, too. His characters are sharly defined, the historical background is vivid and the gunplay can't be beat." --"Publishers Weekly" on "Jericho's Road" "Kelton creates a story rich in historical context, character development and action."--"The Houston Chronicle" on "Texas Vendetta" "Storytelling as ripe as a bank ripe for robbing. Its quietly knifelike sentences will skin you alive."--"Kirkus Reviews" on "Texas Vendetta" "Kelton...expands on his reputation with a thoughtful, realistic portrayal of the West in which carefully drawn characters -- not gunplay -- drive the action. If there's an heir to the Louis L'Amour legacy, it's Kelton."--" Booklist" on "Ranger's Trail" "Keshow more

About Elmer Kelton

Elmer Kelton is a native Texan, author of forty novels. He has earned countless honors including a record seven Spur Awards from Western Writers of America, Inc., an organization that has voted Kelton the greatest Western Writer of all time. He lives in San Angelo, Texas.show more

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176 ratings
3.92 out of 5 stars
5 31% (54)
4 36% (64)
3 28% (49)
2 5% (9)
1 0% (0)
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