Book Review: The Last Peace Officer

The Last Peace Officer renders a cutting-edge, authentic look at the players in, and the nature of, the drug war on both sides of the Rio Grande. No one can understand the region by just listening to voices from the north side. Texas folklorist J. Frank Dobie knew this, which made his stories of the Southwest so compelling. A.Z. Hays also knows this and, through Texas lawman Toby Brite, gives an honest voice to all borderlands’ residents in a time and place where individuals are only as good as the ground they cover and the traditions they choose to uphold.  He and I would say, “Nuestra raices están aquí.” — “Our roots are here.”


To order The Last Peace Officer send $18.95 + $5 S&H (check or money order) to:
Johnson Ranch & Trading Post Productions
P.O. Box 2452
Alpine, TX 79831


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2 Responses to Book Review: The Last Peace Officer

  1. Jim Willeford says:

    I have seen this author’s work develop over the years. I have just begun to read The Last Peace Officer, and it instantly grabbed me and put me “on the border”. His work has a tranportational impact on me, and I look forward to selctiong a day to turn the phone off, and read this novel from beginning to end, without being jerked out of the territory by daily events here on the West Coast.

  2. A.Z. Hays says:

    Thanks Mr. Willeford. Your comments are indeed gratifying.

    Best to you out yonder.

    A.Z. Hays
    The Last Peace Officer

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