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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:
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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 by 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 by 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 by 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 by 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. "

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