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The Last Ride
The Last Ride
Author: Tom Eidson
A novel of the American West narrates the story of a dying man's attempts to make peace with his daughter, their struggle to rescue his granddaughter from renegades and slave traders, and his lifelong search for inner peace. — The Last Ride is the story of Maggie Gilkeson, a young woman raising her two daughters in an isolated and lawless wil...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780515117417
ISBN-10: 0515117412
Publication Date: 9/1/1995
Pages: 352
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.

4.2 stars, based on 8 ratings
Publisher: Jove Books
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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I read this book while working on the set of The Missing. Like most books, it was much better than the movie, as much detail as Ron tried to get into the final edit of the film much was left out that the book covers in-depth.

This is a great western story of a father & his daughter of cowboys & indians and the underlying differences & similarities in religion between the two.
I highly recommend!
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The book is great. Read it because of the movie. Can't remember the name of the movie right now. Starred Tommy Lee Jones. The book is fantastic. Would be glad to recommend it to any adult reader. Be aware, the movie didn't follow the book completely.
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Samuel Jones is a dying man both in body and spirit. He lost the love of the daughter he deserted years before and now hopes to make peace with her. But Maggie has grown into a fine, strong woman with daughters of her own, a woman who has no need for a repentant old man.
When Maggies oldest child is kidnapped by a band of renegade Apache, father and daughter set off on a desperate rescue mission.