Streets of Laredo

3.87 based on 8467 ratings & 325 reviews on Goodreads.com
Picador

Publication date: 12.02.2015
ISBN: 9781447274674
Number of pages: 0

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

The winding down of a grand American legend offers a vision of dust and death through a golden haze
Time
Those who have been waiting . . . for an appropriate sequel to the memorable and Pulitzer-winning Lonesome Dove can take heart. Streets of Laredo continues that epic of the waning years of the Texas Rangers with all the narrative drive and elegiac passion of its forerunner
Publishers Weekly
Larry McMurtry is a wonderful storyteller, and with [Streets of Laredo] he has written a novel that is even better than the original - and that was one hell of a tale
Boston Globe