On a bloody day in 1887, death came to Blanco, Texas. Before the sun went down, the livery stable was torched, an outlaw gang robbed the bank, two men were killed, and young newlywed Ellie Taine was raped. One of the dead was the man who planned the robbery – the son of dying, legendary Texas Ranger Jonathan Crossland – the other was Ellie’s husband, an innocent bystander.
Ellie is dead inside. She takes a gun and rides out after the desperadoes, cold-blooded and fearless, determined to kill the men who ruined her life. She’s joined by Jonathan Crossland, who only has days left to live… but would rather die in his saddle making amends for his son than rot in his bed. Together, Ellie and Jonathan set out on a mission of vengeance and justice, one that neither of them expects nor hopes to survive.
The audiobook edition of Bill Crider's novel, read by John Burlinson
After her heart-wrenching quest for revenge in Bill Crider’s original western crime novel Outrage at Blanco, Ellie Taine dusts off her guns to dish out more justice in this powerful story of vengeance and violence.
A tight plot filled with laconic charm and idiosyncratic characters
As clean and sharp as a fine Bowie knife. Crider’s prose slices through conventions and expectations