Dead Man's Walk Author:Larry McMurtry As young Texas Rangers, Gus and Call have much to learn about survival in a land fraught with perils: not only blazing heat and raging tornadoes, roiling rivers and merciless Indians, but also the deadly whims of soldiers. On their first expeditions-led by incompetent officers and accompanied by the robust, dauntless whore known as the Great Wes... more »tern-they will face death at the hands of the cunning Comanche war chief Buffalo Hump and the silent Apache Gomez. They will be astonished by the Mexican army. And Gus will meet the love of his life....« less
This is the prequel to Lonesome Dove beginning when Call and Gus are young Texas Rangers.
I love Larry McMurtry's westerns; they have a way of enveloping you until you are no longer reading a book but find yourself along for the ride in the wild west. McMurtry's writing and imagery is so great that the reader can almost hear the crackling of the campfire and feel the character's fear...a great author, a great story.