Gone to Texas (1995)
THE RAGTAG BATTLE FOR TEXAS INDEPENDENCE
In 1839, when President Andrew Jackson decides it is time for Texas to gain its independence from Mexico, he calls upon Flintlock Jones and his grandson Christopher Groves. The pair can't wait to get into the action but get more than they bargained for when kidnappers, river pirates, cutthroats, and bounty hunters lay in wait for them on a blood-soaked trail from Kentucky to hostile Texas territory. It is grizzled, old Flintlock's most dangerous mission -- as revolutionaries and their enemies fight each other with a passion that blazes hotter than the Texas sun.
Gone to Texas is the gripping conclusion to the epic Flintlock trilogy, written by the acclaimed author of the High Country frontier novels.
September 10, 2015
1995 by Jason Manning
Signet Books (New York)
I suppose you could say Nathaniel Jones was my Natty Bumppo, a rather stereotypical frontiersman whose life allowed me to write about the early frontier of Antebellum America, which seemed to me fertile ground for storytelling. In this novel Jones is an old man and the journey to Texas to join the fight for independence there allowed me to write about one of my favorite subjects -- my native state. Christopher Groves is really the main protagonist here -- again, a similarity the Leatherstocking Tales. Personally, I think this turned out the best of the three Flintlock novels.