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Third generation Texas Ranger Tyler Steele is the last of a dying breed-- a modern day cowboy hero living in a world that doesn't quite understand his powerful sense of right and wrong and instinct to defend those who can't defend themselves. Despite his strong moral compass, Ty has trouble seeing his greatest weakness. His hard outer shell, the one essential to his work, made him incapable of forging the emotional connection his wife Andie so desperately needed. Now retired, rasing their son Brodie on his own, and at risk of losing his ranch, Ty does not know how to rebuild from the rubble of his life. The answer comes in the form of Samantha and her daughter Hope, on the run from a seemingly inescapable situation. They are in danger, desperate, and alone. Though they are strangers, Ty knows he can help-- protecting the innocent is what he does best. As his relationship with Sam and Hope unfolds, Ty realizes he must confront his true weaknesses if he wants to become the man he needs to be.

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Charles Martin. (2012). Thunder and Rain: A Novel. Center Street.

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Now retired, rasing their son Brodie on his own, and at risk of losing his ranch, Ty does not know how to rebuild from the rubble of his life. The answer comes in the form of Samantha and her daughter Hope, on the run from a seemingly inescapable situation. They are in danger, desperate, and alone. Though they are strangers, Ty knows he can help-- protecting the innocent is what he does best. As his relationship with Sam and Hope unfolds, Ty realizes he must confront his true weaknesses if he wants to become...

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Now retired, rasing their son Brodie on his own, and at risk of losing his ranch, Ty does not know how to rebuild from the rubble of his life. The answer comes in the form of Samantha and her daughter Hope, on the run from a seemingly inescapable situation. They are in danger, desperate, and alone. Though they are strangers, Ty knows he can help-- protecting the innocent is what he does best. As his relationship with Sam and Hope unfolds, Ty realizes he must confront his true weaknesses if he wants to become the man he needs to be.

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        Out in west Texas, Tyler Steele, retired Texas Ranger, wife locked in rehab, must make sense of a life undone. Martin's (Where the River Ends, 2008, etc.) latest is a tale of love, loyalty, loss and unexpected reconciliation, topped off by ample violence. Driving through a foggy Texas night, Ty narrowly avoids a collision with a battered station wagon carrying Samantha Dyson and her young daughter Hope. Ty offers help. They are wary and resentful, but Ty gets their clunker running and shepherds them to a truck stop. Ty's Ranger instincts tell him mother and daughter are running from trouble, a hunch proved true when a rogue San Antonio police officer, once Sam's lover, attempts a kidnapping. Ty subdues him, but hears, "I'll hunt you. Find you. Rid you of whatever or whoever you love." Sam has a sister in New Orleans, and Ty drives them there, but the sister's gone without a trace. Sam and Hope are in danger, and so Ty, duty and honor incarnate, brings them to his Texas ranch. Told from Ty's point of view, with Hope's letters to God offering outside perspective, the narrative covers Ty's early life with his heroic father, his love for his young son Brodie, the collapse of his world after his wife took up drugs, expensive habits and a lover, and the painful knowledge his marriage failed because of his emotional isolation. Martin writes glowingly about Texas, about Rangers and their ethos, about merciless evil in the world and about the fragile bond between man and woman and the blood bond between father and son. Ty helps Sam escape her pursuer, but the story veers off when Ty's wife is released from rehab, becoming something of an odd but entertaining hybrid of James Lee Burke's morality tales and Nicholas Sparks' sentimental journeys. A John Wayne hero, multiple appreciations of the Colt Model 1911 and a cowboy-gets-the-girl romance in one readable package.

        COPYRIGHT(2012) Kirkus Reviews, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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        November 15, 2011

        Fresh from Thomas Nelson, where he racked up a bunch of New York Times best sellers and made a film deal for The Mountain Between Us, Martin offers the tale of former Texas Ranger Tyler Steele, who's committed to helping others but can't connect with his own wife. Now she's gone, but he has a chance to redeem himself when he meets on-the-run Samantha and her daughter. For anyone who likes good, strong, old-fashioned, right-or-wrong reads.

        Copyright 2011 Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

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