One Rough Man
They call it the Taskforce. Its existence is as essential as it is illegal. Commissioned at the highest level of the U.S. government. Protected from the prying eyes of Congress and the media. Built around the top operaters from across the clandestine, intelligence, and special forces landscape. Designed to operate outside the bounds of U.S. law. Trained to exist on the ragged edge of human capability.
Pike Logan was the most successful operator on the Taskforce, his instincts and talents unrivaled, until personal tragedy permanently altered his outlook on the world. Pike knows what the rest of the country might not want to admit: The real threat isn't from any nation, any government, any terrorist group. The real threat is one or two men controlled by ideology, operating independently in possession of a powerful weapon.
Buried in a stack of intercepted chatter is evidence of two such men. The transcripts are scheduled for analysis in three months. The attack is mere days away. It is their bad luck that they're about to cross paths with Pike Logan. And Pike Logan has nothing left to lose.
The son of the ferocious warrior Nocona and the celebrated and tragic Texan, Cynthia Ann Parker, Quanah suffers the wound of being disparaged and rejected by many Comanches as someone of impure blood and certain bad luck. When told he cannot marry his youthful love Weckeah, he rides off and joins another band of his people in the canyon lands land plains of the Texas Panhandle. Later, when Quanah has just emerged as a war chief in a daring rout of Army Cavalry, in defiance of elders and tradition, he elopes with Wecheah and leads the wildest Comanche bunch of all.
The enslaved son of a white physician, Bose is freed by the Civil War and rides on trail-drives of longhorns into New Mexico Territory that are led by the pioneering Charles Goodnight. Bose winds up captured, utilized, and eventually valued by Quanah and his people. That period in young Bose's life brings him into intoxicating friendship with Quanah's other wife, To-ha-yea, a Mescalero Apache and born heartbreaker.
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lays out a sprawling and plausible recast of Southwestern history that brings Pat Garrett, Billy the Kid, Bat Masterson, Colonel Ronald "Bad Hand" MacKenzie and General William T. Sherman into fray. Jan Reid's novel offers a rich blend of historical detail, exquisite eye for the terrain and the animals, and insight into the culture, customs, poetry, and dignity of Native Americans caught up in a desperate fight to survive. is the story of the great war chief Quanah Parker, a freed slave and cowboy named Bose Ikard, and the women they love. In 1869 Quanah and Bose do their best to kill each other in a brutal fight on horseback in West Texas. But over several years, through the flash and chaos of war and killing, they discover that they are friends, not enemies. They change from violent unformed youths into men of courage and decency., historical fiction, Jan Reid, Brad Taylor