With the War Between the States ended and most of the Indian tribes of Texas on reservations, the rangers are assigned to domestic law enforcement - chasing killers, bank robbers, thieves, and border-jumping bandits in the hill country north of the Llano River. Andy Pickard and ranger Farley Brackett, a former Confederate soldier, are assigned to deliver prisoner Jayce Landon to the sheriff of a neighbouring county to stand trial for killing Ned Hopper. The seemingly simple assignment quickly becomes complicated: the Landon and Hopper families are in a blood feud, the Landons are gathering to free Jayce and the Hoppers are gathering to kill him.
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- Paperback | 320 pages
- 106 x 171 x 21.84mm | 149.69g
- 27 Mar 2012
- St Martin's Press
- New York, United States
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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.