Released on 12 February 2015.

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Dead Man's Walk

3.9 based on 8103 ratings & 368 reviews on Goodreads.com

Synopsis

These are the wild days when Gus McCrae and Woodrow Call - heroes of Lonesome Dove - first encounter the untamed frontier that will form their characters.
Not yet twenty, Gus and Call enlist as Texas Rangers under the command of Caleb Cobb, a capricious outlaw determined to seize Santa Fe from the Mexicans. The two young men experience their first great adventure in the barren, empty landscape of the great plains, in which arbitrary violence is the only law - whether from nature, or from those whose territory they must cross in order to reach New Mexico.
Danger, sacrifice and fear test Gus and Call to the limits of endurance, as they seek the strength and courage to survive against almost insurmountable odds in the West of early nineteenth-century America.

In the media

Gee-haw! Larry McMurtry is back in the yarn-slinging business - with a vengeance. . . . Readers will gobble up Dead Man's Walk
Denver Post
Dead Man's Walk is a very good read. . . . [It] will keep you reading [and] make you miss meals
Seattle Times
McMurtry remains a good storyteller, and he remains a master of dialogue, doing a sort of frontier version of Oscar Wilde
Washington Post Book World