Texas Rangers Andy Pickard and Logan Daggett are dispatched to a small burg in central Texas to quell some violence that seems generated mostly by a long-simmering feud between two local families. The Teal and McIntosh clans have both accused the other of cattle thievery, but the Rangers suspect the recent troubles may be the work of a third party. Who would gain—and gain what—by extending the feud? Neither family is very cooperative; each suspects the Rangers of favoring their rivals, making progress painfully slow. In true Romeo and Juliet fashion, romance clouds the dispute, with two younger members of the clans falling for each other. And the Rangers’ impartiality is even more suspect when Daggett marries Carrie Teal. This is the ninth and final installment of the recently deceased Kelton’s Texas Ranger series. The Western Writers of America declared Kelton the “Greatest Western Writer of All Time,” and he will be sorely missed. This is a fine example of his craftsmanship. Character, plot, and the spirit of the Old West combine to take readers into the lives of our forebears. --Wes Lukowsky
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“Elmer Kelton is truly a Texas legend.” ―Rick Perry, Governor of Texas
“Kelton may not have grown up to be a cowboy, but he devoted himself to explaining and defending the cowboy's way of life.” ―The Wall Street Journal
“Once again, Kelton weaves an action-packed story that is true to the history of the period.” ―San Angelo Standard-Times
“With twists and turns aplenty, Kelton provides his readers a satisfying final chapter in his colorful Ranger series.” ―El Paso Times