Streets of Laredo

3.87 based on 8377 ratings & 322 reviews on Goodreads.com
Picador

Publication date: 12.02.2015
ISBN: 9781447274681
Number of pages: 512

Synopsis

Captain Woodrow Call, Gus McCrae's old partner, once a youthful Texas Ranger, is now a bounty hunter hired to track down a brutal young Mexican bandit. Riding with Call are an Eastern city slicker, a witless deputy, and one of the last members of the Hat Creek outfit, Pea Eye Parker, now married to Lorena - once Gus's sweetheart.
Their long, perilous chase leads them across the last wild stretches of the West into a hellhole known as Crow Town and, finally, deep into the vast, relentless plains of the Texas frontier.
The final novel in the Lonesome Dove quartet, Streets of Laredo is an exhilarating, elegiac and achingly poignant tale of heroism and friendship.

In the media

One of McMurtry's most powerful and moving achievements
Los Angeles Times
The winding down of a grand American legend offers a vision of dust and death through a golden haze
Time
McMurtry has written a sad, funny elegy not only for his characters' pasts, but for the waning of the American West
New York Times