Thunder and Rain: A Novel (Google eBook)

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Center Street, Apr 3, 2012 - Fiction - 368 pages
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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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User Review  - Acarrawa - Goodreads

Once again, Charles Martin has demonstrated his ability to write well. This novel is a page-turner with well-developed, believable characters. He obviously did a great deal of research on the various ... Read full review

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User Review  - Kathy Reinhart - Goodreads

If you're a Charles Martin fan, you may be in for a surprise with this book. Not that it was the worst book I've ever read, but it was a side-step from what I expect from him and although the writing ... Read full review

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Charles Martin is Professor of English Emeritus at QueensborCharles Martin is Professor of English Emeritus at Queensborough Community College at the City University of New York. Mough Community College at the City University of New York. Martin s fourth book of poems, Starting from Sleep: New and Sartin s fourth book of poems, Starting from Sleep: New and Selected Poems was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize, as were elected Poems was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize, as were two previous volumes, What Darkness Proposes and Steal the Btwo previous volumes, What Darkness Proposes and Steal the Bacon. He is the translator of the widely acclaimed The Poemsacon. He is the translator of the widely acclaimed The Poems of Catullus and the author of a critical study of Catullus. of Catullus and the author of a critical study of Catullus. His translation of Ovid s Metamorphoses won the 2004 Harold His translation of Ovid s Metamorphoses won the 2004 Harold Morton Landon Translation Award from the Academy of America Morton Landon Translation Award from the Academy of American Poets. n Poets.

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