Ranger's Law

Ranger's Law : A Lone Star Saga

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In "Rangers Trail", set in the decade following the Civil War, young David "Rusty" Shannon delays joining the "ranging companies" being formed to curb depredations by Indian bands and outlaw marauders to find and kill the man who murdered his fiancee. The trail, however, may be leading to the wrong man. "Texas Vendetta" pairs Rusty Shannon, now a Ranger private, with Farley Brackett, a Civil War veteran, to deliver a prisoner to the sheriff of a distant county. The prisoner, Jayce Landon, has killed a member of the Hopper family and Rusty and his partner are riding into a blood feud between the two families. In "Jericho's Road", Ranger Andy Pickard, who as a child was taken captive by Comanche's and called "Badger Boy," is assigned to ride patrol on the Texas-Mexico border and finds his few miles along the Rio Grande in the centre of a range war.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 672 pages
  • 156 x 235 x 44.45mm | 925.33g
  • FORGE
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 076531519X
  • 9780765315199

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On "Ranger's Trail" "Kelton is a master storyteller who offers more than just blood and gunsmoke. The right blend of action, drama, romance, humor and suspense makes this a handsome addition to his ongoing saga of the Old West." -"Publishers Weekly" (starred review) On "Texas"" Vendetta" "Kelton creates a story rich in historical context, character development and action."--"The ""Houston"" Chronicle" "Storytelling as ripe as a bank ripe for robbing. Its quietly knifelike sentences will skin you alive."--"Kirkus Reviews" On "Jericho's Road" "As always, Mr. Kelton's history is accurate and his characters clearly drawn and believable." -"The ""Dallas"" Morning News"" "Kelton's masterful use of words, his creative talent for weaving together an intriguing plot full of suspense, romance, and humor, and his use of descriptive detail that affords the reader an opportunity to actually live a piece of Texas history all combine to make each of his novels a unique experience. "Jericho's Road" is no exception."--"Texas"" Review of Books" On "Ranger's Trail" "Kelton is a master storyteller who offers more than just blood and gunsmoke. The right blend of action, drama, romance, humor and suspense makes this a handsome addition to his ongoing saga of the Old West." -"Publishers Weekly" (starred review) On "Texas"" Vendetta" "Kelton creates a story rich in historical context, character development and action."--"The ""Houston"" Chronicle" "Storytelling as ripe as a bank ripe for robbing. Its quietly knifelike sentences will skin you alive."--"Kirkus Reviews" On "Jericho's Road" "As always, Mr. Kelton's history is accurate and his characters clearly drawn and believable." -"The ""Dallas"" Morning News"" "Kelton's masterful use of words, his creative talent for weaving together an intriguing plot full of suspense, romance, and humor, and his use of descriptive detail that affords the reader an opportunity to actually live a piece of Texas history all combine to make each of his novels a unique experience. "Jericho's Road" is no exception."--"Texas"" Review of Books" On "Ranger's Trail": "Kelton is a master storyteller who offers more than just blood and gunsmoke. The right blend of action, drama, romance, humor and suspense makes this a handsome addition to his ongoing saga of the Old West." -"Publishers Weekly" (starred review) On "Texas"" Vendetta": "Kelton creates a story rich in historical context, character development and action."--"The ""Houston"" Chronicle" "Storytelling as ripe as a bank ripe for robbing. Its quietly knifelike sentences will skin you alive."--"Kirkus Reviews" On "Jericho's Road": "As always, Mr. Kelton's history is accurate and his characters clearly drawn and believable." -"The ""Dallas"" Morning News"" "Kelton's masterful use of words, his creative talent for weaving together an intriguing plot full of suspense, romance, and humor, and his use of descriptive detail that affords the reader an opportunity to actually live On "Ranger's Trail": " Kelton is a master storyteller who offers more than just blood and gunsmoke. The right blend of action, drama, romance, humor and suspense makes this a handsome addition to his ongoing saga of the Old West." - "Publishers Weekly" (starred review) On "Texas"" Vendetta": " Kelton creates a story rich in historical context, character development and action." --"The ""Houston"" Chronicle" " Storytelling as ripe as a bank ripe for robbing. Its quietly knifelike sentences will skin you alive." --"Kirkus Reviews" On "Jericho's Road": " As always, Mr. Kelton's history is accurate and his characters clearly drawn and believable." - "The ""Dallas"" Morning News"" "Kelton's masterful use of words, his creative talent for weaving together an intriguing plot full of suspense, romance, and humor, and his use of descriptive detail that affords the reader an opportunity to actually live a piece of Texas history all combine to make each of his novels a unique experience. "Jericho's Road" is no exception." -- "Texas"" Review of Books" On "Ranger's Trail": "Kelton is a master storyteller who offers more than just blood and gunsmoke. The right blend of action, drama, romance, humor and suspense makes this a handsome addition to his ongoing saga of the Old West." -"Publishers Weekly" (starred review) On "Texas"" Vendetta": "Kelton creates a story rich in historical context, character development and action."--"The ""Houston"" Chronicle" "Storytelling as ripe as a bank ripe for robbing. Its quietly knifelike sentences will skin you alive."--"Kirkus Reviews" On "Jericho's Road": "As always, Mr. Kelton's history is accurate and his characters clearly drawn and believable." -"The ""Dallas"" Morning News"" "Kelton's masterful use of words, his creative talent for weaving together an intriguing plot full of suspense, romance, and humor, and his use of descriptive detail that affords the reader an opportunity to actually live a piece of Texas history all combine to make each of his novels a unique experience. "Jericho's Road" is no exception."--"Texas"" Review of Books"
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About Elmer Kelton

Elmer Kelton, author of more than forty novels, 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. For forty-two years he had a parallel career in agricultural journalism. Among his awards have been seven Spurs from Western Writers of America and four Western Heritage awards from the National Cowboy Hall of Fame. Among his best-known works have been "The Time It Never Rained "and" The Good Old Boys," the latter made into a television film starring Tommy Lee Jones. He served in the infantry in World War II. He and his wife, Ann, a native of Austria, live in San Angelo, Texas. They have three children, four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
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Rating details

73 ratings
4.04 out of 5 stars
5 38% (28)
4 38% (28)
3 16% (12)
2 3% (2)
1 4% (3)
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