On March 27, 1836, General José Urrea ordered the cold-blooded killing of almost four hundred Texian prisoners of war. When news of the massacre reached General Samuel Houston, commander of the newly formed Army of the Republic of Texas, he was placed on the horns of a dilemma. For political reasons, he couldn’t permit any official reprisals to be taken against Urrea, but he knew that something had to be done to stop the madman from striking again ... There was just one man who could help the General out of his predicament. To this man the General issued an unofficial order—an order which he knew would be practically impossible to carry out. That order was ‘GET URREA!’ The man in question was Captain Jackson Baines Hardin, and men said he was ‘a lil ole devil in a fight.’
About the Author
J.T. Edson brings to life the fierce and often bloody struggles of untamed West. His colorful characters are linked together by the binding power of the spirit of adventure -- and hard work -- that eventually won the West. With more than 25 million copies of his novels in print, J.T. Edson has proven to be one of the finest craftsmen of Western storytelling in our time.