Texas Ranger

Texas Ranger

Book - 2018
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Dedicated Texas Ranger Rory Yates is wrongly implicated in the murder of his ex-wife and finds his skills pushed to the limit in his effort to discover the real killer and prove his own innocence.
Publisher: New York : Little Brown & Company, 2018.
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9780316556668
Branch Call Number: F PATTERSON
Characteristics: 337 pages, 9 pages ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Bourelle, Andrew - Author


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IndyPL_JoanE Apr 22, 2019

Although I don't consider myself a big reader of westerns, I did find that I liked the Walt Longmire series and jumped to this story about Texas Ranger Rory Yates. He gets in trouble, like Walt Longmire, but works hard to solve tough cases.

Feb 26, 2019

Loved it! With so many books available to read, it's been a while since I've read one by James Patterson, so I was looking forward to reading this one. I love his writing style and the story was unique. I did not know who the killer was until it was revealed. Once again, James Patterson did not disappoint.

Feb 01, 2019

The best James Patterson book that I have read in many years.

Nov 08, 2018

Just did not like this book at all.

Nov 03, 2018

This novel seems like one that's been put together from several different authors who would know much more about Texas Rangers. Patterson's collaborations with different co-authors definitely weakens his writing. If you are interested in books about Rangers, there are many authors who do a better job. Very weak.

Sep 26, 2018

I agree with USAF1969. The book is ok and holds the reader's interest, but the main character is neither likeable nor admirable to this reader.

Texas Rangers are among the elite of law enforcement officers. Skilled, determined, and very professional. Yates, on the other hand, is a wild card, repeatedly defying both local police and his own supervisor, butting into the investigation, compromising evidence, harassing an individual he doesn't like because he wants this man to be the killer, not because there is hard evidence against him. He is indeed terribly immature and the real Texas Rangers wouldn't allow him to be a one man vigilante force.

Plus, speaking as a female, Yates is awfully full of himself and his attraction for the local women, who, with the exception of his ex-wife are all pining away for him while he dithers among them at first, but then immediately forgets about them when he sees the girl singer from the country band playing at his favorite roadhouse.

Sorry, Mr. Patterson, but this is one series I will not be following.

OPL_KrisC Sep 18, 2018

An action-packed, fast-paced thriller that features a new character named Rory Yate's. He's a Texas Ranger with flaws who ultimately wants to do the right thing.

Sep 13, 2018

THE RANGER by James Patterson & Andrew Bourelle has an interesting story line with lots of twists and turns. My first guess as to who the killer was came about 1/2 way through and turned out to be correct, but because of the way the story line played out, I was doubting that choice near the end. That's the good news. The downside of this book for me was the primary character, Texas Ranger Rory Yates. Basically, the character development was not up to Patterson's usual stuff. The Ranger is obviously a competent lawman in terms of results and can shoot the lights out with blinding speed from a standing draw. But throughout the story he is way too mercurial, makes many poor choices, jumps to a conclusion about who the killer is way early and won't let it go for emotional reasons, and generally over-acts out in weird ways throughout. If they continue with this character, I hope Patterson & Bourelle "mature' him up some.

Aug 23, 2018

Interesting new character to add to the Patterson list. I am sure that we will be seeing more of Rory as time goes by. Fast read (as are most of the Patterson books) but filled with lots of action, murder and mayhem.


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