Streets of Laredo

3.88 based on 8554 ratings & 331 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

A marvellous novel in its own right, and in every way a worthy successor to Lonesome Dove
Chicago Tribune
The winding down of a grand American legend offers a vision of dust and death through a golden haze
Time
Larry McMurtry remains a genius at dialogue. The scene where the seven whores start reminiscing about the first men in their lives is wonderful
New York Times Book Review