Author: Alan LeMay
Original language: English
With the huge success of John Wayne’s The Searchers, it’s no surprise that when John Huston, one of the greatest directors of all time, was looking for a Western project, he turned to another novel by Alan LeMay and was able to assemble an all-star cast of Burt Lancaster, Audrey Hepburn and Lillian Gish. Don’t miss the powerful novel that inspired the film the Motion Picture Herald calls “an absorbing and compelling drama of epic proportions.”
The Texas Panhandle was a harsh and unforgiving place, but the Zachary family managed to get by. Until their world was upended by an old enemy who started a vicious rumor about the true identity of beautiful seventeen-year-old Rachel Zachary. Now their neighbors want her dead, and a band of Kiowa warriors are out to claim her for their own. There’s only one man who will stand up for her. But in protecting Rachel, he might just be signing his own death warrant.