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Ride the Hard Trail

Ride the Hard Trail Author Ralph Compton
ISBN-10 1440634440
Release 2008-06-03
Pages 304
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In this Ralph Compton western, riding the hard trail isn't easy... At the EJ Ranch in Wyoming, Lin Bryce has found good, honest work for himself and his temperamental brother, Chancy. A widow with two young children has a herd of cattle over two thousand acres that needs tending, and Lin believes it’s the best opportunity to put their tragic and violent past behind them and start anew. But the widow and her property are coveted by a cattle baron determined to take over every ranch in the territory. And as the Bryce brothers find themselves in the crosshairs of an encroaching range war, a trio of merciless bounty hunters arrives to collect the price on their heads… More Than Six Million Ralph Compton Books In Print! From the Paperback edition.



The Goodnight Trail

The Goodnight Trail Author Ralph Compton
ISBN-10 1429933437
Release 1992-08-15
Pages 384
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Former Texas Rangers Benton McCaleb, Will Elliot, and Brazos Gifford ride with Charles Goodnight as he rounds up thousands of ornery, unbranded cattle for the long drive to Colorado. From the Trinity River brakes to Denver, they'll battle endless miles of flooded rivers, parched desert, and whiskey-crazed Comanches. And come face-to-face with Judge Roy Bean and legendary gunslingers like Clay Allison. For McCaleb and his hard-riding crew, the drive is a fierce struggle against the perils of an untamed land. A fight to the finish where the brave reach glory—or die hard.



The Old Spanish Trail

The Old Spanish Trail Author Ralph Compton
ISBN-10 142990318X
Release 2007-04-01
Pages 288
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An extraordinary saga of the trail-blazing cowboys who made their fortune driving cattle from Texas to the great frontier. Hard-riding Texans were braving mountains, desert and Indian war-- for the promise of a golden land called California... Over one million copies of Ralph Compton's Trail Drive novels in print! Missouri was closed to Texas cattle. Santa Fe was closed by murder. Now, they had one choice: cross desert mountains and hostile Indian land-- to a place called California... The only riches Texans had left after the Civil War were five million maverick longhorns and the brains, brawn, and boldness to drive them north to where the money was. Now, Ralph, Compton brings this violent and magnificent time to life in an extraordinary epic series based on the history-blazing trail drives. For the ranchers riding with Rand Hayes, things had gone from bad to worse. The Santa Fe man who'd contracted five thousand head of cattle was dead-- murdered by renegades. Now the Texans had a herd of longhorns and only one choice: cross two mountain ranges and the Mojave Desert to the gold-fevered market at Los Angeles. A trail blazed by ancient Spaniards, this was a route that would lead through a brutal, wondrous land, where a hostile Ute nation was only one danger the cattle drive faced, and California was a shooting war away...



Death Along the Cimarron

Death Along the Cimarron Author Ralph Cotton
ISBN-10 0451207696
Release 2003
Pages 278
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Embarking on a mission of vengeance, Danielle Strange, disguised as notorious gunslinger "Danny Duggin," finds herself powerfully attracted to one of the men responsible for her father's death, a predicament that forces her to choose between revenge and love. Original.



The Dangerous Land

The Dangerous Land Author Ralph Compton
ISBN-10 9780698160217
Release 2014-09-02
Pages 304
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A father is on the hunt for justice in this Ralph Compton western... Frontier life is hard enough without having kids to worry about—especially for a widower like Paul Meakes. Still, he’s settled where he is and resolved to stay in the small Colorado town his son and daughter call home. So when his daughter is hit by a seemingly poisoned arrow during an Indian raid, Paul is determined to track down the Comanche villains who hurt his little girl—and bring them to justice with the help of Indian hunter Hank Adley, a hired gun who’s got business of his own with the tribe. But when the trail leads from a close call with Indian warriors to a deadly intrigue, Paul discovers that the dangers of the West are far greater and more varied than he ever imagined. And to save his family, he has no choice but to take a stand against them all.… More Than Six Million Ralph Compton Books in Print! From the Paperback edition.



Demon s Pass

Demon s Pass Author Ralph Compton
ISBN-10 9781101177556
Release 2000-08-01
Pages 320
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The frontier is unforgiving in this western in Ralph Compton's USA Today bestselling series. Parker Stanley’s family had a dream: to start a new life in the Far West. But en route, a Cheyenne band slaughters his parents and abducts his sister, leaving him for dead. Then a cowboy named Clay Springer rides to the rescue—and comes up with an idea. He’s got a team ready to deliver goods to the Mormons in Utah, but he’s short on funds for supplies. He knows that Parker managed to hold on to his family’s savings, so he suggests a fifty-fifty partnership. With a three-wagon, seven-man team, Parker and Clay will traverse the barren land to find a secret mountain pass that will save them three hundred miles on their journey. But out in the wilderness, Parker’s sister needs saving—and he has vowed to find her… More Than Six Million Ralph Compton Books In Print! From the Paperback edition.



Death Rides a Chestnut Mare

Death Rides a Chestnut Mare Author Ralph Compton
ISBN-10 9781101177433
Release 1999-05-01
Pages 320
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A woman sates her lust for vengeance in this Ralph Compton western... Waylaid by a pack of murdering outlaws, Daniel Strange's lifeless body is left dangling at the end of a rope. Now, a mysterious gunslinger is on the vengeance trail, packing Strange's trademark twin Colts, and answering to the same name. With fiery green eyes and a temper to match, he won't stop until every last man who killed Strange shares the same fate. And as each bullet finds its mark, his victims will die never knowing the truth: that Daniel Strange may be dead and buried, but his daughter is alive—and killing... More Than Six Million Ralph Compton Books In Print! From the Paperback edition.



Hard Ride to Wichita

Hard Ride to Wichita Author Marcus Galloway
ISBN-10 9780451240217
Release 2013
Pages 293
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When their loved ones are murdered in cold blood, three young men do the only thing they can—pay them back in blood. Original. 75,000 first printing.



Ralph Compton Hard Ride to Wichita

Ralph Compton Hard Ride to Wichita Author Marcus Galloway
ISBN-10 9781101630167
Release 2013-11-05
Pages 304
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Two friends team up for revenge in this Ralph Compton western... Their friendship started with a schoolyard tussle. Now, the need for revenge is what binds Luke Croft and Red Connover together. When Luke taught himself how to fire a Colt, he never imagined he’d turn into a gunman. But when his stepfather’s dodgy business dealings turn his life upside down, Luke asks Red to help him destroy the man who murdered his kin. The road to vengeance is long and hard, and the two friends who are barely out of boyhood will need all the help they can get if they want to catch a cold-blooded killer... More Than Six Million Ralph Compton Books In Print! From the Paperback edition.



Across the Rio Colorado

Across the Rio Colorado Author Ralph Compton
ISBN-10 1429903155
Release 2004-11-25
Pages 352
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Across rivers of blood and plains of tears, he led a wagon train toward a country fighting to be born. . . Miners dug for fortunes. Soldiers died on open plains. And a few brave men drove the wooden freight wagons into the wild land. Now, master Western novelist Ralph Compton tells the real story of the tough-as-leather men who first blazed the way into the untamed frontier. Texas! For the pioneers who streamed out of Missouri it was a land of dreams and freedom. Veteran wagon boss Chance McQuade, a man deadly with a pistol and Sharps, had signed on to take a hundred families there. But the man who hired McQuade was joining the wagon train, and turning it into a brawling, rolling city of sin and violence. Now, on the hard drive West, McQuade faces Kiowa, lightening storms, and killers behind his back-all to reach a promised land that's erupting into war.



The California Trail

The California Trail Author Ralph Compton
ISBN-10 1429903104
Release 2007-04-01
Pages 384
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From bestselling author Ralph Compton—the bold saga of a trail-blazing cattle drive in the blistering heat of the California gold rush. The only riches Texans had left after the Civil War were five million maverick longhorns and the brains and brawn to drive them north to where the money was. But it all took a wild and dangerous turn on the California Trail, a passage overrun with dreamers, schemers, and gold... Gold fever has hit California, and suddenly the land is full of hungry pioneers. For Texas brothers Gil and Van Austin, it means a chance to sell their well-grazed longhorns after years of hard ranching and a death-defying cattle drive up through Mexico. The only thing that stands between them and California is a scorching desert, swollen rivers, a barrage of Indian attacks, and a passel of outlaws. And while the Texans are ready and willing to take it all on, there’s one thing they’re not prepared for: the ultimate act of treachery, greed, and back-stabbing deceit. . .



The Bandera Trail

The Bandera Trail Author Ralph Compton
ISBN-10 142993302X
Release 1993-09-15
Pages 368
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The only riches Texans has left after the Civil War were five million maverick longhorns and the brains, brawn and boldness to drive them north to where the money was. Now, Ralph Compton brings this violent and magnificent time to life in an extraordinary epic series based on the history-blazing trail drives. Set on rescuing their old friend Clay Duval who is trapped inside war-torn Mexico, Gill and Van Austin, nephews of Texas founder Stephen Austin, cross the border after him and soon discover half of Mexico's army wants them dead. Taken prisoner by Santa Anna's soldiers, the brothers make a daring escape and head into Durango country, where they stumble on a valley full of longhorns--and a chance to build a future north of the border. All they have to do now is break Duval out of prison and drive the cattle to safety. But faced with outlaws, soldiers and the cunning plans of a beautiful woman, the Austins are finding out that this isn't a trail drive, it's a war to reach the Bandera Range alive. And the only way to do it is the Texan way--figting for every bloody, dusty mile ahead.



Ralph Compton Comanche Trail

Ralph Compton Comanche Trail Author Carlton Stowers
ISBN-10 9780698145009
Release 2014-08-05
Pages 304
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In this Ralph Compton western, a man rides for vengenace and into danger... Thad Taylor is no one’s idea of a fine man. Usually drunk and shiftless, he’s disapproved of by most—especially his father. But when his father doesn’t return from a trip across the Kansas plains, Thad is the only one who can search for him. And he’s far from ready for the ordeal. Because his father is already dead. He has fallen victim to the bloody Benders—a demented family who lures travelers into their cabin way station only to rob and brutally murder them. Now, for his father’s memory, Thad must hunt the Benders down and deliver them either to the law—or to the grave. More Than Six Million Ralph Compton Books In Print! From the Paperback edition.



The Convict Trail

The Convict Trail Author Ralph Compton
ISBN-10 9781440640612
Release 2008-12-02
Pages 304
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Getting there is half the battle in this western in Ralph Compton's USA Today bestselling series. When Deputy Marshal Logan Kane is transporting six cold-blooded convicts across hard country, he has to be prepared for anything. Even with the half dozen hard cases caged in his prison wagon, Kane needs to watch his back and keep his Colt close at hand. There are rustlers, lynch mobs, and three brothers from a New Orleans gang to contend with—not to mention the convicts’ cronies, looking to bust them loose. On the lookout for danger in his every waking moment and haunted in his sleep by demons from his past, Logan Kane is about to have his own cage rattled as he tries to keep this ride from being his last. More Than Six Million Ralph Compton Books In Print! From the Paperback edition.



The Western Trail

The Western Trail Author Ralph Compton
ISBN-10 1429933461
Release 2009-09-01
Pages 384
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In the aftermath of the Civil War, cash-starved Texans turned to the only resource they possessed in abundance: longhorn cows. Despite the hazards of trailing longhorns across some three hundred miles of Indian Territory, this was the only way to access the railroad... THE WESTERN TRAIL Benton McCaleb and his band of bold-spirited cowboys traveled long and hard to drive thousands of ornery cattle into Wyoming's Sweetwater Valley. They're in the midst of setting up a ranch just north of Cheyenne when a ruthless railroad baron and his hired killers try to force them off the land. Now, with the help of the Shoshoni Indian tribe and a man named Buffalo Bill Cody, McCaleb and his men must vow to stand and fight. Outgunned and outmanned, they will wage the most ferocious battle of their lives—to win the right to call the land their own.



North to the Salt Fork

North to the Salt Fork Author Ralph Compton
ISBN-10 9781101197936
Release 2010-06-01
Pages 304
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In this western in Ralph Compton's USA Today bestselling series, a Civil War veteran learns the fight isn't over... Captain Jack Starr served the Confederate cause with honor for four years. The Texas town of Lost Dog Creek promised an opportunity for the war veteran to rebuild his life—and a woman to share it with. But not everyone is willing to roll out the welcome wagon for Jack. Hiram Sawyer has designs on every inch of cattle range in the surrounding territory and he isn’t about to let some ex-reb steal the heart of the widow whose ranch he covets. With men on both sides of the law willing to do his bidding, Sawyer begins a campaign to destroy Jack. But he’s just declared war on the wrong man… More Than Six Million Ralph Compton Books In Print! From the Paperback edition.



Ambush at Shadow Valley

Ambush at Shadow Valley Author Ralph Cotton
ISBN-10 9781440629754
Release 2008-05-06
Pages 304
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More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA.