Two Forks, Texas, rancher Blair Bishop has to contend with a rival cowman who is turning his herd loose on Bishop's land, and also with a mean customer named Macy Modock, whom Bishop sent to prison. Modock is out of the hoosegow and has returned to Two Forks determined to get even with the man who sent him up the river. Modock plots a scheme to pay Bishop back and end up with his and a neighbour's land and cattle. The neighbour, Clarence Cass, is no fan of Bishop's, and he willingly joins forces with Modock to ruin Bishop. Laying claim to land where Bishop grazes cattle is only the beginning of what boils into an unstoppable confrontation.
- Paperback | 160 pages
- 104.14 x 165.1 x 15.24mm | 68.04g
- 24 Jun 2009
- St Martin's Press
- New York, United States
"As usual, Kelton (Hard Trail to Follow) provides stirring action and gripping suspense. His portrayal of the chaotic and bloody Battle of Gloria Pass in 1862 is thrilling, especially his chilling depiction of the murderous Union Major Chivington. This is vintage Kelton, a solid western story well-told!" - Publishers Weekly"
About Elmer Kelton
Elmer Kelton (1926-2009) was the award-winning author of more than forty novels, including "The Time It Never Rained," "Other Men's Horses," "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.