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Hard Trail To Follow

Hard Trail To Follow

A Story of the Texas Rangers

Texas Rangers (Volume 7)

Elmer Kelton

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Hard Trail to Follow is the seventh novel in Elmer Kelton's acclaimed "Texas Ranger" series from Elmer Kelton

Former Texas Ranger Andy Pickard, called "Badger Boy" when he lived with Comanches as a child, is following the plow on West Texas land until he learns that his friend, Sheriff Tom Blessing, has been killed during a jailbreak. The escaped bank robbers are led by a man calling himself Cordell. Andy gets reinstated as a Ranger so he can catch Cordell and get justice for Tom Blessing.

Cordell is something of an enigma to Andy, especially since the pursuit slowly reveals that he is very likely not the killer of Tom Blessing. Even so, Cordell and his cohorts must be brought to Ranger justice first and the whodunit sorted out later.

Praise for Hard Trail To Follow

Hard Trail to Follow is an engrossing, entertaining chase played out through two intriguing main characters. Mr. Kelton's attention to detail and his well-crafted minor characters bring additional richness to the book's sense of place and reality. This new novel will likely further enhance Elmer Kelton's hard-earned reputation as one of America's premier Western writers.” —The Dallas Morning News

“Kelton once again turns in an exciting and satisfying western tale.” —Publishers Weekly on Hard Trail to Follow


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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, and Texas Standoff. 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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