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Texas Standoff

Texas Standoff

A Novel of the Texas Rangers

Texas Rangers (Volume 9)

Elmer Kelton

Forge Books


Mass Market Paperbound

Newly married and dreaming of settling down on his ranch on the Guadalupe River, Texas Ranger Andy Pickard is dispatched to central Texas to investigate a series of murders and cattle thefts.
Pickard and his new partner, Logan Daggett, soon learn that the two biggest cattlemen in the region are at each others' throats—and that one or the other is blamed for each act of violence. After getting to know the ranchers, however, Ranger Pickard suspects that neither is guilty.

Adding fuel to the fire is the rise of the "regulators," a gang of masked vigilantes whose identities are kept so secret that men suspected of divulging their names have been killed. On top of this comes the arrival of a notorious gunman whose sudden appearance is noted especially by Ranger Daggett, who knows the man and his deadly reputation


Praise for Texas Standoff

“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

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About the author

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, 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.

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