Texas Vendetta

Texas Rangers (Volume 5)

Elmer Kelton

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In this fifth volume of his Texas Rangers series, Elmer Kelton takes the young ranger Andy Pickard, once a Comanche captive called Badger Boy, into the midst of a bloody vendetta between hate-filled families. Pickard and ranger Farley Brackett, a former Confederate soldier, are assigned to deliver prisoner Jayce Landon to the sheriff of a neighboring county to stand trial for killing a man named Ned Hopper but from the outset the seemingly simple assignment gets complicated. The Landon and Hopper families are in a blood feud; the Landons are gathering to free Jayce, and the Hoppers are gathering to kill him.

Filled with the author's always engaging characters and set in the historically accurate backdrop of post-Civil War Texas, Texas Vendetta chronicles the pinnacle era of the legendary Texas Rangers.

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For the last twelve or fifteen miles Andy Pickard and Farley Brackett had ridden in almost total silence. One ignored his partner, and the other tried to. They talked no more than the surefooted little Mexican pack mule that followed them across the Texas hill country’s rocky ground. That suited Andy fine, for Farley was unlikely to say anything he wanted to listen to.
Andy speculated that the Ranger captain might have been sore at him for some reason, detailing him with dour Farley Brackett on this locate-and-arrest mission.

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"Kelton creates a story rich in historical context, character development and action." --The Houston Chronicle on Texas Vendetta

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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, 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 42 years, and served in the infantry in World War II. He died in 2009.

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Texas Vendetta
Elmer Kelton

Mass Market Paperbound

Mass Market Paperbound
Tom Doherty Associates
Forge Books
February 2005
Mass Market Paperbound
ISBN: 9780765344809
ISBN10: 0765344807
4 3/16 x 6 3/4 inches, 320 pages
$5.99

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Tom Doherty Associates
Forge Books
April 2007
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429912747
ISBN10: 142991274X
304 pages
$5.99
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