In the early 1870’s, the young state of Texas was struggling to survive. Its vast, undeveloped land of over 260 thousand square miles became a haven for the lawless. Murderers, rustlers and renegade bands of hostile Indians and Comanchero roamed the vast wastelands of west Texas with only a narrow river separating them from the sanctuary of Mexico. One group of dedicated lawmen stood between this element and the law-abiding citizenry—the Texas Rangers. This is the story of one of those men. Shawgo—Texas Ranger. Award-winning author, Dusty Rhodes, was born in Eastern Oklahoma – formerly the notorious Indian Territory. Dusty grew up on stories of the old west. After retirement, he began taking down those stories that had been gathering dust on the shelves of his mind and doing what he had dreamed of doing since childhood – writing historical westerns. His first book, Man Hunter, was named the best western e-book of 2002.