Elmer Kelton is the most revered of all contemporary Western writers. Author of more that forty novels, including Badger Boy and The Way of the Coyote, and named "the Greatest Western Writer of all Time" by the Western Writers of America, he lives in San Angelo, TX, and continues to write roughly one book per year.
"As gratifying as a McMurtry side plot and with more gritty excitement than just about any Hollywood cowboy flick, this outing highlights the post-Civil War limbo suffered by the Texas Rangers...Kelton covers a wide swath of history with aplomb, illuminating a little-known period in Western history. California is still Mexican, Indians are a real threat and outlaws rule the land in this rough-riding adventure tale."--Publishers Weekly