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.
"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