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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (42 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Elmer Kelton Narrator: Jonathan Davis Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Texas Rangers Series Release Date: September 2010 ISBN: 9781449866990
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Ranger Andy Pickard and his partner, Logan Daggett, are sent to central Texas to investigate a series of killings and cattle thefts. The two biggest cattlemen in the area blame each other for the violence, but it seems to Andy that neither man may be guilty. The case is complicated by the rise of a gang of “regulators,” masked vigilantes, and the arrival of a notorious hired gunman whose employer is unknown.

The murder of a captured regulator and a standoff in the county jail wind up bringing to justice the men responsible for the killings and thievery. Among the culprits is a man whose guilt no one would have guessed, and among the ironies of the case is a telegram to the Rangers from the State of Texas notifying them that their services are no long required.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Elmer Kelton does not write Westerns. He writes fine novels set in the West. Here a reader meets flesh-and-blood people of an earlier time, in a story that will grab you and hold you from the first to the last page.” 

    Dee Brown, author of the New York Times bestseller Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee

  • “This is a fine example of [Kelton’s] craftsmanship. Character, plot, and the spirit of the Old West combine to take readers into the lives of our forebears.”


Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Fredrick Danysh | 6/8/2013

    " Texas Ranger Andy Pickard is newly married when he is sent to Central Texas with his new partner Logan Daggett to put a stop to vigilate violence. The Rangers land right in the middle of a fued between two families. Everytime they get close to the vigilantes, the witness is murdered. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathy | 2/17/2013

    " Great Western. Love the characters, the story and the pace of the plot. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Harry Lane | 4/12/2011

    " Elmer Kelton ranks alongside Louis L'Amour. Well-told tale. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristina | 1/16/2011

    " Really liked it and I wasn't sure I would. Westerns can be a good read and I may have to look into more. I'd like to go back and read the rest of the series to see what made Andy Pickard the Ranger and man he is. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wayne | 2/11/2010

    " Classic Western. Engaging and a quick read. Relaxing compared to the Sanuel Huntington book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nece | 1/24/2009

    " I loved this trilogy about the start of the Texas Rangers. Kelton's descriptions of what Texas used to be like are excellent! I also felt that he carefully researched and presented both sides of several sticky political issues at the time. I really like all of Kelton's books I've read so far. "

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About the Author
Author Elmer Kelton

Elmer Kelton (1926–2009) was an 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 forty-two years.

About the Narrator

Jonathan Davis has received widespread critical acclaim for his narration in a variety of genres. He has won the prestigious Audie Award for Best Narration in 2009, 2011, and 2012, as well as being a finalist for an Audie in 2007, 2013, and three times in 2014. He has also garnered accolades from Publishers Weekly, USA Today, and AudioFile magazine and has earned more than a dozen AudioFile Earphones Awards.