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"The author has written several award-winning western novels, and this story will certainly not disappoint Michael Zimmer fans. His knowledge of western lore has captivated readers for several years. His characters come to life on the page, and the action is fast-paced. He has an excellent way of setting the scenes that provides a broad description of each locale. I always look forward to Mr. Zimmer’s next novel."
-- Historical Novel Society
Hard Ride Across Texas
Wrangler and Spur Award-winning author Michael Zimmer brings us another page-turning American historical fiction novel.
Nineteen-year-old Gage Pardell didn't intend to kill Henry Kalb when he rode into Shelburn, Texas, to confront the son of the county's richest man. He just wanted justice for what Kalb had done to his sister. But now Henry is dead, and Gage is on the run from a gang of vicious bounty hunters hired by Henry's father.
With nowhere else to go, Gage heads west toward the far-flung buffalo ranges of West Texas. There, he learns what it means to stand up for himself against a lawless frontier, a kill-crazy buffalo hunter, and the men Kalb keeps sending after him. Realizing he can no longer live this way, Gage finally returns home, completing the journey he began the night he killed Henry Kalb.
"Another deftly scripted and original western from a true master of the genre, Michael Zimmer's "Hard Ride Across Texas" is a simply riveting read and very highly recommended for the personal reading lists of dedicated western novel buffs, as well as community library Western Fiction collections."
-- Midwest Book Reviews
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