I read this book while working on the set of The Missing. Like most books, it was much better than the movie, as much detail as Ron tried to get into the final edit of the film much was left out that the book covers in-depth.
This is a great western story of a father & his daughter of cowboys & indians and the underlying differences & similarities in religion between the two.
I highly recommend!
Samuel Jones is a dying man both in body and spirit. He lost the love of the daughter he deserted years before and now hopes to make peace with her. But Maggie has grown into a fine, strong woman with daughters of her own, a woman who has no need for a repentant old man.
When Maggies oldest child is kidnapped by a band of renegade Apache, father and daughter set off on a desperate rescue mission.
The book is great. Read it because of the movie. Can't remember the name of the movie right now. Starred Tommy Lee Jones. The book is fantastic. Would be glad to recommend it to any adult reader. Be aware, the movie didn't follow the book completely.
Another great Tom Eidson book. The Last Ride is the original from which the tv movie The Missing was made. The books are very similar and also very different. The ages of the children are different and major parts of the books/movie are different, so do not think that once you have read one of them you do not need to read the other. They are different enough to make two very delightful reads. Yes, there is a touch of de ja vue, but not enough to make you stop reading.