Other Men's Horses

Other Men's Horses

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Texas Ranger Andy Pickard is assigned what appears to be a routine duty. Donley Bannister, a West Texas horse trader, has killed a thug named Cletus Slocum, who stole one of Bannister's horses. Ranger Pickard is ordered to find and arrest Bannister and bring him to trial. The Bannister case turns out to be anything but routine. Pickard picks up Bannister's trail and finds him holed up with some cohorts who wound and vow to kill the young Ranger. Ironically, Bannister saves Pickard's life by fending off the would-be killers and taking Andy to a cow camp where his injury can be treated. When he is able to ride, Andy locates and trails Geneva Bannister, Donley's young wife, hoping she will lead him to the wanted man. The trail takes unexpected turns and detours: Near Fort Concho Andy's mission is interrupted by an ugly racial incident in which a black soldier is killed; Bannister is shot by outlaw Curly Tadlock and left for dead; and, Tadlock brutally assaults Geneva. Andy Pickard, newly married, still unsure of himself and his choice of Rangering as a career, must unravel this tangled series of events and accomplish his mission of bringing an accused killer to justice.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 108 x 171 x 17.25mm | 136g
  • St Martin's Press
  • FORGE
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0765360306
  • 9780765360304
  • 607,022

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Elmer Kelton is truly a Texas legend. If you're looking for a trail guide through old Texas, Elmer's your man. So, pack your possibles, tighten your cinch, and get ready for a helluva ride. Elmer Kelton does once again what he does better than anyone: tell a turbulent story calmly . . . [his] reputation continues to expand. He has earned his prestige word by honest word. ""Kelton tosses in some dramatic and satisfying plot twists to give this tale extra punch. This is an exciting outing, with Kelton's signature western authenticity and characters drawn outside the typical western formula." [Kelton is] the premier writer of western literature. The native Texan, who has authored more than 50 novels, is a legend and an author known to work the shades of gray. ""As with all of Kelton's westerns, characters are colorful and well drawn, the action is fast and bloody, and the plotting carefully thought out, making this another supercharged yarn." "Elmer Kelton is truly a Texas legend." --Rick Perry, Governor of Texas"If you're looking for a trail guide through old Texas, Elmer's your man. So, pack your possibles, tighten your cinch, and get ready for a helluva ride." --Lucia St. Clair Robson, author of Shadow Patriots "Elmer Kelton does once again what he does better than anyone: tell a turbulent story calmly . . . [his] reputation continues to expand. He has earned his prestige word by honest word." --Stephen Harrigan, author of The Gates of the Alamo"Kelton tosses in some dramatic and satisfying plot twists to give this tale extra punch. This is an exciting outing, with Kelton's signature western authenticity and characters drawn outside the typical western formula." --Publishers Weekly on Other Men's Horses"[Kelton is] the premier writer of western literature. The native Texan, who has authored more than 50 novels, is a legend and an author known to work the shades of gray." --Senior News (Austin, Texas) on Hard Trail to Follow"As with all of Kelton's westerns, characters are colorful and well drawn, the action is fast and bloody, and the plotting carefully thought out, making this another supercharged yarn." --Publishers Weekly on Texas Sunrise Elmer Kelton is truly a Texas legend. Rick Perry, Governor of Texas If you're looking for a trail guide through old Texas, Elmer's your man. So, pack your possibles, tighten your cinch, and get ready for a helluva ride. Lucia St. Clair Robson, author of Shadow Patriots Elmer Kelton does once again what he does better than anyone: tell a turbulent story calmly . . . [his] reputation continues to expand. He has earned his prestige word by honest word. Stephen Harrigan, author of The Gates of the Alamo Kelton tosses in some dramatic and satisfying plot twists to give this tale extra punch. This is an exciting outing, with Kelton's signature western authenticity and characters drawn outside the typical western formula. "Publishers Weekly on Other Men s Horses" [Kelton is] the premier writer of western literature. The native Texan, who has authored more than 50 novels, is a legend and an author known to work the shades of gray. "Senior News (Austin, Texas) on Hard Trail to Follow" As with all of Kelton's westerns, characters are colorful and well drawn, the action is fast and bloody, and the plotting carefully thought out, making this another supercharged yarn. "Publishers Weekly on Texas Sunrise"" "Elmer Kelton is truly a Texas legend."--Rick Perry, Governor of Texas"If you're looking for a trail guide through old Texas, Elmer's your man. So, pack your possibles, tighten your cinch, and get ready for a helluva ride."--Lucia St. Clair Robson, author of "Shadow Patriots""Elmer Kelton does once again what he does better than anyone: tell a turbulent story calmly . . . [his] reputation continues to expand. He has earned his prestige word by honest word."--Stephen Harrigan, author of "The Gates of the Alamo""Kelton tosses in some dramatic and satisfying plot twists to give this tale extra punch. This is an exciting outing, with Kelton's signature western authenticity and characters drawn outside the typical western formula.""--Publishers Weekly" on "Other Men's Horses""[Kelton is] the premier writer of western literature. The native Texan, who has authored more than 50 novels, is a legend and an author known to work the shades of gray.""--Senior News" (Austin, Texas) on "Hard Trail to Follow""As with all of Kelton's westerns, characters are colorful and well drawn, the action is fast and bloody, and the plotting carefully thought out, making this another supercharged yarn.""--Publishers Weekly" on "Texas Sunrise" "Elmer Kelton is truly a Texas legend."--Rick Perry, Governor of Texas "If you're looking for a trail guide through old Texas, Elmer's your man. So, pack your possibles, tighten your cinch, and get ready for a helluva ride."--Lucia St. Clair Robson, author of "Shadow Patriots" "Elmer Kelton does once again what he does better than anyone: tell a turbulent story calmly . . . [his] reputation continues to expand. He has earned his prestige word by honest word."--Stephen Harrigan, author of "The Gates of the Alamo ""Kelton tosses in some dramatic and satisfying plot twists to give this tale extra punch. This is an exciting outing, with Kelton's signature western authenticity and characters drawn outside the typical western formula.""--Publishers Weekly" on "Other Men's Horses""[Kelton is] the premier writer of western literature. The native Texan, who has authorshow more

About Elmer Kelton

Elmer Kelton (1926-2009) was the award-winning author of more than forty novels, including The Time It Never Rained, Texas Standoff and Hard Trail to Follow. He grew up on a ranch near Crane, Texas, and earned a journalism degree from the University of Texas. His first novel, Hot Iron, was published in 1956. Among his awards have been seven Spurs from Western Writers of America and four Western Heritage awards from the National Cowboy Hall of Fame. His novel The Good Old Boys was made into a television film starring Tommy Lee Jones. In addition to his novels, Kelton worked as an agricultural journalist for 42 years, and served in the infantry in World War II. He died in 2009.show more

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167 ratings
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5 31% (51)
4 46% (77)
3 20% (33)
2 2% (4)
1 1% (2)
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