Reflections of the Distant Fires: A Tale of Old Texas

Reflections of the Distant Fires: A Tale of Old Texas

by Jose Angel Ramirez


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His little brother hanged, his mother swindled, betrayed by his childhood sweetheart, the fiery young ranchero Juan Santos finally explodes, setting the seething Rio Grande border ablaze in a rage of vengeful justice that ignites a revolution, and an army of Texas Rangers and U.S. soldiers must try to stop him.
Inspired by historical events surrounding the Cortina rebellion and attack on Brownsville, Texas in 1859, Reflections of the Distant Fires traces Juan's journey from an irresponsible, hell-raising young hacendado with a penchant for drinking and brawling to the charismatic leader of a violent uprising against American oppression and abuse following the 1846 U.S.-Mexican war.
Señora Ophelia Santos, Juan's mother, a grand lady haunted by a black secret that she vows he must never know, tries desperately to hold on to her land. The exotically beautiful Señorita Lidia de Leon, Juan's sweetheart, loses Juan in a tragic misunderstanding, and now must decide between the man she still loves and the man who saves her life, Ranger Captain Tom Starr.
The Texas-Mexican border is a powder keg as American lawyers, opportunists, and squatters invade South Texas and systematically dispossess Texas Mexicans. But when they cheat Ophelia and hang Juan's little brother, there will be hell to pay, and there will be no place to hide. Leading the army sent to stop him: Texas Ranger Captain Tom Starr.

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ISBN-13: 9780989815697
Publisher: Pedernales Publishing
Publication date: 01/15/2014
Pages: 356
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.79(d)

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