“She had done right. Made something out of nothing. The human life span had doubled, you did not get to the hospital without oil, the medicines you took could not be made, the food you ate did not reach the store, the tractor did not leave the farmer's barn. She took something useless under the ground and brought it to the surface, into the light, where it meant something. It was creation. Her entire life.”
Eli McCullough is thirteen when a band of Comanche Indians murder his mother, his sister and his brother and take him captive. Peter McCullough, Eli's son, is a decent man who's not at ease with his father's power games and ruthlessness. Jeannie McCullough, Peter's granddaughter, is a successful businesswoman in a male dominated field and one of the world's wealthiest women. The story, set in Texas and spanning from 1846 to 2012, tells of one family's struggles, rise to power and ultimate demise.
A beautifully written family saga that will most definitely intrigue the reader despite its 561 pages! Indians, rangers, Mexicans, border wars, power games, cattle thieves, murders, oil wells, secrets, forbidden love, lies, redemption.
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