True Grit, Texas-Style
From the great-grandson of famed U.S. Marshal Rooster Cogburn comes an exciting new legend of the Old West the epic story of a hero, a family, and a sprawling frontier just waiting to be tamed
Before the Civil War, Argyle Dollarhyde had everything a man could ever want: a beautiful wife, three strong sons, and a prosperous stake in the booming cotton industry. But now, Union troops have left the South in ruins and Dollarhyde s life is in shambles. Refusing to fall prey to carpetbaggers, Dollarhyde gathers up his family and sets out for the one place a man can still live free: Texas. Where the natives are as dangerous as the land itself. Where wagon trails are forged in blood, cattle drives are defended by bullets, and oil fields are ripe for the taking. Here, with only a tiny dugout cabin and small herd of longhorns, Dollarhyde and his sons will carve out their future on the American frontier. This is their story. A grueling test of Lone Star grit. A defiant legacy of Lone Star pride. A life-or-death struggle for Lone Star freedom and, finally, justice for all.
"Praise for Spur Award winner Brett Cogburn: "
Fans of frontier arcana will revel in Cogburn s readable prose and lively characters. ""Publishers Weekly" "on ""Rooster""
Cogburn amazes and astounds. ""Booklist"""