The Steel Angel

By Ray Hogan

Read by Richard Ferrone

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Adam Rait just wants to guide his crew across the state of Texas, deliver his cargo, and get paid. But his convoy is almost immediately joined by mysterious Mexican travelers—the beautiful and mysterious Angel de Acera and her brother, Bernal. When Kurt Hanover, the man running the deal and Rait’s employer is murdered, Rait is left wondering what he should do with an entire wagon train of smuggled arms?
The Confederate army wants to get their hands on the guns, but so do the Mexican royalists and the Mexican Juáristas—revolutionaries who want to take their country back.
Rait and his crew make a new deal, but nothing goes as planned, and they soon find themselves on the run, with crazed soldiers and devious spies at every turn. And who is this mysterious Angela de Acera, this angel of steel, and what does she want from Rait?

Full Description
Play Sample

Runtime

5h 19m

Release

08-01-18

Abridgement

Unabridged

Genre

Fiction/Westerns

Runtime

5h 19m

Release

08-01-18

Abridgement

Unabridged

Genre

Fiction/Westerns

Description

Adam Rait just wants to guide his crew across the state of Texas, deliver his cargo, and get paid. But his convoy is almost immediately joined by mysterious Mexican travelers—the beautiful and mysterious Angel de Acera and her brother, Bernal. When Kurt Hanover, the man running the deal and Rait’s employer is murdered, Rait is left wondering what he should do with an entire wagon train of smuggled arms?

The Confederate army wants to get their hands on the guns, but so do the Mexican royalists and the Mexican Juáristas—revolutionaries who want to take their country back.

Rait and his crew make a new deal, but nothing goes as planned, and they soon find themselves on the run, with crazed soldiers and devious spies at every turn. And who is this mysterious Angela de Acera, this angel of steel, and what does she want from Rait?

Praise

“Hogan’s eye for character as well as the desert country…makes this particular Western rather easy to recommend. Brief but to the point. Hogan knows his West, all right.” Mystery*File

Ray Hogan

Author Biography

Ray Hogan (1908–1998) was born in Willow Springs, Missouri, but moved to New Mexico with his parents at the age of five. Before he began his writing career, Hogan worked as a truck salesman, a bookkeeper, and a tire store manager. He took a correspondence course in journalism as well as some English courses and began to write short stories for magazines, later becoming a regular contributor to sports journals such as Field & Stream, Outdoor Life, and Hunting & Fishing. Hogan’s first book, Ex-Marshall, was published in 1956. He went on to write over a hundred novels.

Richard Ferrone

Narrator Biography

Richard Ferrone has recorded over 150 audiobooks including thrillers, romances, science fiction, and inspirational novels. He has earned numerous Audie Awards for narration, as well as Audie nominations. He was also recognized as an AudioFile “Voice of the Last Century” and a “Rising and Shining Star.” A science fiction fan, he narrated Kim Stanley Robinson’s Mars trilogy. He has also narrated works by James Patterson, Dashiell Hammett, Walter Mosley, John Sandford, Eric Van Lustbader, and Stuart Woods.