The Earthend Saga Books In Publication Order
- A Vision of Fire (2014)
- A Dream of Ice (2015)
- The Sound of Seas (2016)
Zero-G / Samuel Lord Books In Publication Order
- Zero-G (2016)
- Zero-G: Green Space (2017)
Tom Clancy’s Op-Center Books In Publication Order
- Op-Center (By:Tom Clancy,Steve Pieczenik) (1995)
- Mirror Image (1995)
- Games of State (1996)
- Acts of War (1996)
- Balance of Power (1998)
- State of Siege (1999)
- Divide and Conquer (2000)
- Line of Control (2001)
- Mission of Honor (2002)
- Sea of Fire (2003)
- Call to Treason (2004)
- War of Eagles (2005)
- Out of the Ashes (By:George Galdorisi) (2014)
- Into the Fire (By:Dick Couch,George Galdorisi) (2015)
- Scorched Earth (By:George Galdorisi) (2016)
- Dark Zone (By:George Galdorisi) (2017)
- For Honor (2018)
- Sting of the Wasp (2019)
- God of War (2020)
- The Black Order (2021)
Standalone Novels In Publication Order
- April Fool’s Day (1986)
- Re-Animator (1987)
- Mortal Kombat (1995)
- Cat Angels (1995)
- The Game (1997)
- Return of The Wolf Man (1998)
- Vespers (1998)
- Stealth War (2000)
- Fatalis (2000)
- Tempest Down (2004)
- Dead Rising (2005)
- Rogue Angel (2005)
- Conversations with the Devil (2007)
- Coldwater (2015)
Non-Fiction Books In Publication Order
- A Pictorial History of Science Fiction Films (1975)
- The Transgalactic Guide to Solar System M-17 (1981)
- The Encyclopedia of Monsters (1990)
- Adventure Heroes (1994)
- Conquering Sega Genesis Games (1994)
- The Complete Video Game Guide 1995 (1995)
- Aliens, Robots, and Spaceships (1995)
- Kelsey Grammar (1995)
- The Essential Jackie Chan Source Book (1997)
Trail Drive Books In Publication Order
- The Goodnight Trail (By:Ralph Compton) (1992)
- The Western Trail (By:Ralph Compton) (1992)
- The Chisholm Trail (By:Ralph Compton) (1993)
- The Bandera Trail (By:Ralph Compton) (1993)
- The California Trail (By:Ralph Compton) (1994)
- The Shawnee Trail (By:Ralph Compton) (1994)
- The Virginia City Trail (By:Ralph Compton) (1994)
- The Dodge City Trail (By:Ralph Compton) (1995)
- The Oregon Trail (By:Ralph Compton) (1995)
- The Santa Fe Trail (By:Ralph Compton) (1997)
- The Old Spanish Trail (By:Ralph Compton) (1998)
- The Green River Trail (By:Ralph Compton) (1999)
- The Deadwood Trail (By:Ralph Compton) (1999)
- The Dakota Trail (By:Robert Vaughan) (2001)
- The Alamosa Trail (By:Robert Vaughan) (2002)
- The Bozeman Trail (By:Robert Vaughan) (2002)
- The Abilene Trail (By:Dusty Richards) (2003)
- Trail To Fort Smith (By:Dusty Richards) (2004)
- The Palo Duro Trail (By:Jory Sherman) (2004)
- The Ogallala Trail (By:Dusty Richards) (2005)
- The Ellsworth Trail (By:Jory Sherman) (2005)
- The Tenderfoot Trail (By:Joseph A. West) (2006)
- Trail to Cottonwood Falls (By:Dusty Richards) (2007)
- The Amarillo Trail (By:Jory Sherman) (2011)
- The Omaha Trail (By:Jory Sherman) (2012)
- Big Jake’s Last Drive (By:Robert J. Randisi) (2020)
- The Badlands Trail (By:Michael Newton) (2020)
- The Kelly Trail (By:Terrence McCauley) (2020)
- Drive for Independence (By:Lyle Brandt) (2020)
- Red Trail (By:John Shirley) (2020)
- The Empire Trail (2021)
- The Too-Late Trail (By:Matthew P. Mayo) (2021)
- Terror Trail (By:Ralph Compton,Lyle Brandt) (2021)
- Ralph Compton the Sagebrush Trail (By:Robert J. Randisi,Ralph Compton) (2021)
Trail of the Gunfighter Books In Publication Order
- The Dawn of Fury (By:Ralph Compton) (1995)
- The Killing Season (By:Ralph Compton) (1996)
- Autumn of the Gun (By:Ralph Compton) (1996)
- Broken Rider (By:John Shirley) (2020)
The Gunfighter Books In Publication Order
- Reunion in Hell (By:Ralph Compton,Carlton Stowers) (2020)
- Blood of the Hunters (With: Ralph Compton) (2020)
- Broken Rider (By:John Shirley,Ralph Compton) (2020)
- Return to Gila Bend (By:Ralph Compton,Carlton Stowers) (2020)
- Death Valley Drifter (With: Ralph Compton) (2020)
- Ride for Justice (By:Robert J. Randisi,Ralph Compton) (2020)
- Ride the Hammer Down (By:Ralph Compton,Terrence McCauley) (2020)
- Frontier Medicine (By:Robert J. Randisi,Ralph Compton) (2021)
- Face of a Snake (By:Bernard Schaffer,Ralph Compton) (2021)
- Dalton’s Justice (By:Ralph Compton,Carlton Stowers) (2021)
- Shot to Hell (By:Jackson Lowry,Ralph Compton) (2021)
- Hell Snake (By:Bernard Schaffer,Ralph Compton) (2021)
- The Wrong Side of the Law (By:Robert J. Randisi,Ralph Compton) (2021)
- Guns of the Greenhorn (By:Matthew P. Mayo,Ralph Compton) (2021)
- The Devil’s Snare (By:Ralph Compton,Tony Healey) (2021)
- Blood on the Prairie (By:Ralph Compton,Tony Healey) (2021)
- Die Trying (By:Ralph Compton,Tony Healey) (2021)
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The first volume in the bestselling series of high tech, high action thrillers created by Tom Clancy and Steve Pieczenik repackaged in a stunning new look cover. In Tom Clancy’s Op Centre, bestselling author Tom Clancy and Steve Pieczenik, novelist and former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, have created an astonishingly popular thriller series, which has already sold over 1 million HarperCollins paperbacks. Now the first three volumes are being repackaged to coincide with the publication of the latest volume in the series, Acts of War. The compelling first volume introduces us to the Op Centre, a beating heart of defence, intelligence and crisis management technology, run by a crack team of operatives in Washington DC. When a job is too dirty, or too dangerous, it is the only place the US government can turn. But nothing can prepare Director Paul Hood and his Op Centre crisis management team for what they are about to uncover a very real, very frightening power play that could unleash new players in a new world order…
The second volume in the bestselling series of high tech, high action thrillers created by Tom Clancy and Steve Pieczenik repackaged in a stunning new look cover. In Tom Clancy’s Op Centre, bestselling author Tom Clancy and Steve Pieczenik, novelist and former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, have created an astonishingly popular thriller series, which has already sold over 1 million HarperCollins paperbacks. Now the first three volumes are being repackaged to coincide with the publication of the latest volume in the series, Acts of War. In this second volume, the new President of Russia is trying to create a new democratic regime. But there are strong elements within the country that are trying to stop him: the ruthless Russian Mafia, the right wing nationalists and those nefarious forces that will do whatever it takes to return Russia to the days of the Czar. The Op Centre team begins a race against the clock and against the hardliners. Their task is made even more difficult by the discovery of a Russian counterpart! but this one’s controlled by those same repressive hardliners.
4 cassettes / 4 hoursRead by John RubinsteinThe third novel in the blockbuster bestselling series, Op CenterIn the newly unified Germany, old horrors are reborn. It is the beginning of Chaos Days, a time when neo Na*zi groups gather to spread violence and resurrect dead dreams. But this year Germany isn’t the only target. Plans are afoot to destabilize Europe and cause turmoil throughout the United States. Paul Hood and his team, already in Germany to buy technology for the new Regional Op Center, become entangled in the crisis. They uncover a shocking force behind the chaos a group that use cutting edge technology to promote hate and to influence world events.
The fourth volume in the highly popular new series of high tech thrillers created by Tom Clancy and Steve Pieczenik. Syrian terrorists have attacked a dam inside the borders of Turkey, threatening the water supply of their very homeland. It is not insanity, but the first step in a deceptively simple plan: force all out war in the Middle East. This will draw elite troops out of the capital of Damascus, leaving the Syrian president unprotected and an easy target for assassination. What the terrorists don’t know is that a new Regional Op Centre is now on line in Greece. A mobile version of the permanent crisis management facility, the ROC is a cutting edge surveillance and information mecca. And its team can see exactly what the Syrian rebels are trying to do. But the terrorists are more resourceful than anyone thinks. They also have ways of obtaining classified information. And the Regional Op Centre the United States’ newest toy is a prize not to be passed up!
The fifth volume in the fast selling series of high tech, high action thrillers created by Tom Clancy and Steve Pieczenik. Tom Clancy’s Op Centre, the series of international thrillers centred on the National Crisis Management Centre in Washington, is now firmly established as a bestselling phenomenon a must for technothriller fans around the world. The previous volume in the series, Acts of War, was one of the fastest selling thrillers of 1997. Now that remarkable record is set to continue, with a spectacular new story Balance of Power. Spain is a nation poised to suffer its worst internal strife in a thousand years. Certain well placed Spanish diplomats sense it. Op Centre’s intelligence corroborates it. All the United States and Spain have to do is find a way to avert it. Before they can, an Op Centre representative is assassinated in Madrid on her way to a top secret diplomatic meeting. Now all fears are confirmed. Someone very powerful wants another Spanish civil war no matter what the cost.
The sixth volume in the fast selling series of high tech, high action thrillers created by Tom Clancy and Steve Pieczenik. Tom Clancy’s Op Centre, the series of international thrillers centred on the National Crisis Management Centre in Washington, is now firmly established as a bestselling phenomenon a must for technothriller fans around the world. The previous volume in the series, Balance of Power, was yet another Sunday Times top ten bestseller. Now that remarkable record is set to continue, with a spectacular new story State of Siege. After years of handling some of the world’s most dangerous international crises, Paul Hood is about to step down from his position as Director of the Op Centre only for the latest crisis to erupt much too close to home. A disgruntled group of ex members of the UN peackeeping force have banded together and pulled off a series of daring robberies. Now they have devised a plan to make $100,000,000. Armed with nerve gas, they enter the UN building in New York and take ten ambassadors hostage, threatening to kill one every half hour. The international crisis that ensues is beyond anything that Paul Hood has ever faced before!
The latest volume in the acclaimed series of high tech, high action thrillers. In his position as head of Op Centre the National Crisis Management Centre in Washington Paul Hood has handled emergencies around the world. Now he is facing a potential disaster much closer to home. For the US President the man with the most demanding job in the world is cracking up under the pressure. Hood has also received disturbing reports about growing tension between Iran and the former Soviet republic of Azerbaijan over Caspian Sea oil. Alarmingly, it appears that someone with their own agenda within the US State Department is plotting to start a war by sending a secret team of agents to blow up a Caspian oil rig and laying the blame on the Iranians. With the increasingly disoriented President sidelined, Hood must act fast. His only hope is to join forces with his counterpart in Russia’s own Op Centre in a desperate attempt to avert the crisis in the Caspian and to root out the rogue elements within the US Government who are threatening to bring down the President.
The eighth volume in the fast selling series of high tech, high action thrillers centred on Washington’s National Crisis Management Centre. The National Crisis Management Centre in Washington DC otherwise known as the Op Centre is a beating heart of defence, intelligence and crisis management technology, run by a crack team of operatives. When world peace is threatened by an international crisis that seems beyond the scope of normal forces, it is the one place the US government can turn. This time, it’s a mission that only Striker the military arm of Op Centre can handle: the capture of an Islamic cleric who is stirring up a rebellion against the Indian government. But when the border between India and Pakistan erupts, the Striker team gets caught in the crossfire. Now America’s most proficient covert team is trapped in a fully fledged war. Their fate rests in the hands of a devious double agent whose own agenda is unknown a man who could just as easily sell them out as set them free!
On the surface it seems a simple case: a group of African militiamen have kidnapped a priest and ordered all Catholic missionaries to leave the nation of Botswana. But the Vatican thinks otherwise. At its urging, Op Center investigates and finds that the real purpose of the crime is a plan by outside forces to destabilize the government and seize the nation’s diamond mines. With its military team,Striker, out of commision, Op Center must reinvent itself and head straight into the crossfire of an African war.
A half dead Singapore pirate is plucked from the Celebes Sea in the Western Pacific, setting off alarms halfway around the world in Washington, D.C. Traces of radiation are found on the man, causing Australian officials to call in Op Center for a top secret investigation of nuclear disposal sights. When an empty drum from a recent drop off is discovered near where the pirate’s ship was destroyed, the Op Center team comes to a terrifying conclusion: a multi national corporation that has been hired to dispose of nuclear waste is selling it instead to a most unlikely terrorist…
A powerful profile of America’s defense, intelligence, and crisis management technology, Tom Clancy’s Op Center is the creation of Tom Clancy and Steve Pieczenik inspiring this and other gripping novels.
After years of fending off challenges from the world’s most dangerous terrorists, Op Centre has been brought to heel by the US Congress. A short sighted committee has cut Paul Hood’s budget, and the first victim is his friend Mike Rodgers. But General Rodgers may not be looking for work for very long. Dynamic Senator Donald Orr is making a run for President at the head of his own third party. Running on a platform of extreme isolationism, Orr presents a real challenge to the two party system, and he needs a strong military advisor to make his team complete. The problem is that Orr may be involved in more than just ordinary political intrigue. The bodies of two murdered millionaires may be tied into the new party, and Op Centre is seeking the killer.
New York Times 1 Bestselling Phenomenon The explosion of a Chinese freighter in Charleston Harbor is the first sign that someone is capping Chinese interests abroad. Now under the control of the Pentagon, Op Center is unsure of its own future but must root out the cause of the attacks before the entire world is affected.
As close to divine as we can find on Earth, cats are an enlightening, angelic presence in our lives, and Cat Angels celebrates their divine spirituality on every page. In song and story, in quotations from the Bible, classic poetry, and in the words of modern day humorists, this loving tribute and its beautiful cat illustrations glorify the purest manifestations of God’s love.
Investigating a series of bizarre bat attacks throughout New York City, scientist Nancy Joyce and detective Robert Gentry team up to uncover the source of these malevolent assaults. And what they discover is sure to keep readers pinned to their seats and clamoring for more.
When an ancient fissure is jolted in the hills above Los Angeles, the giant cats in suspended animation since ancient time awake. And then the deaths begin, attributed at first to the modern hazards of setting up a rich and teeming metropolis so close to the natural mountain habitat of bobcats and wolves. But something else is descending from on high, stalking at night, moving from prehistoric time toward modern civilization. Hannah Hughes, local newspaperwoman, and Jim Grand, a melancholy anthropologist who’s happier studying cave paintings than other people, know the threat is real and more dangerous than anyone realizes. Their self imposed mission is to find the cats and confront living specimens before their nemesis, Sheriff Malcolm Gearhart, destroys what may be the last link to our ancestors’ time. But the cats’ preternatural sense of smell is guiding them closer and closer the cats are on a mission too.
The mission was clear: Test a revolutionary propulsion system exponentially faster and quieter than any that has come before. If successful, America’s supremacy in naval warfare would be assured. For a thousand miles, the American boat is stalked by a Chinese submarine until a reckless attempt at espionage puts them on a collision course with disaster. Now, the shattered boats lie locked in a frozen embrace 150 feet below the Arctic waves. Each crippled sub needs the other to survive until rescue comes, but can rival warriors stand together against the harshest environment on Earth?The U.S. military’s Land Air Sea Emergency Rescue team has been summoned. These extraordinary rescuers must call upon their training, intelligence, and inexhaustible courage in a part of the world where no one else can or is willing to reach. And still, the clock ticks away the minutes until any attempt will come too late.
Above the Earth. Behind the lines. Into the fire. The covert organization known as the Huntsmen has taken control of a powerful U.S. satellite capable of monitoring any computer network throughout the world. Only Commander Amos Evans and the elite members of his Stealth War unit possess the technology and expertise to wrest control of the satellite away from the Huntsmen before it can be used against America.
The test was a go: a revolutionary, pilot less aircraft that can destroy unlimited targets and stay aloft for months at a time. Codenamed Guardian Angel, the aircraft displayed its deadly accuracy. Then disaster struck. From deep within the Pacific shelf, the earth unleashes a giant tsunami, wiping out the test platform for Angel and causing catastrophic damage on America’s Pacific Coast. In the midst of a mammoth rescue and recovery operation, the U.S. Navy has an even more horrifying problem. Its murderous Angel is still in the air, out of human control, and primed to keep killing anything it can see…
Major Tom Bryan and his Land Air Sea Emergency Rescue team train to do the impossible anywhere on the planet. But nobody has trained for this. Bryan must fly a twin prototype through Angel’s kill zone and somehow get inside the rogue craft. But that’s only the beginning. Because America’s guardian has already started firing its high tech weapons, and the world is on the verge of war…
New York Times bestselling author Jeff Rovin has held readers in breathless suspense with his Tom Clancy’s Op Center novels. He has created compelling characters with vividly rendered emotions and actions. His page turning thrillers have addressed questions of good and evil in our times. Now, Rovin confronts the question of Good and Evil on the ultimate battleground. A human soul hangs in the balance, and thousands of years of religious teachings depict only the beginning of the fight for dominion over man. Psychologist Sarah Lynch is stunned when one of her young patients hangs himself. Evidence reveals that Fredric had become a Satanist. Intending to solve the puzzle of Fredric s death, Sarah attempts to conjure the devil surely then she will understand what the teenager was thinking. Sarah knows that belief in God and the Devil is a construct of the human mind and that people contain within them both good and evil. Her own family is the perfect example. Sarah s mother is still in denial about her dead husband s alcoholism, but acts as a wonderful grandparent to the son of the family s live in housekeeper. Her alcoholic brother bounces from girlfriend to girlfriend and job to job, but is always there when Sarah needs him. And Sarah herself? She lost her faith more than a decade ago, during a personal crisis. But she is dedicated to giving others the help she did not receive. Even the nun who is Sarah s best friend cannot break through Sarah s shield of cynicism. But Satan can. The Devil himself rises in Sarah s office, sometimes a being of dark smoke and sometimes a creature of all too perfect, seductive flesh. Most disturbing is Satan s claim that only by following him can people find real happiness. In the Devil s theology, God is a brutal, jealous bully. And as God and Satan battle for Sarah s soul, Sarah comes to believe him. She forgets that he is the Master of Lies…
Beastly characters taken from mythology, literature, film and religion, such as King Kong and Nosferatu, are featured in this compendium. Illustrated with over 300 photographs, the book sets each monster in context with source material and a description of its blood curdling deeds.
Alphabetically arranged entries describe science fiction characters and creations from literature, television, film, comic books, and popular culture.
Here, at last, is the real story of a star whose early life reads more like a Greek tragedy than a TV sitcom. Grammer’s father was murdered when Kelsey was 13 years old, and Kelsey suddenly became man the man of the family. His sister was raped and murdered when he was 21, and his two half brothers drowned a few years later. Includes 8 page photo insert.
Jackie Chan mania swept America when Rumble in the Bronx gave movie audiences a thrilling look at the athletic actor known for performing his own jaw dropping stunts. The Essential Jackie Chan Sourcebook reveals everything you want to know about the dare devil dynamo who is part Buster Keaton, part Bruce Lee, and a truly unique performer in his own right and whose devoted cult following is exploding into international stardom. With straight talk about his rise from Hong Kong’s hometown hero to Hollywood megastar, get to know the professional and persoanl Jackie Chan through His revealing biography A complete filmography from his early roles to the recent star vehicles Operation Condor and Thunderbolt His peak performance workout His ‘Catalogue of Pain’ from concussions to broken bones and his many stunt work near misses His awards and accolades Up to the minute internet news and fan club information And much more! Forget Stallone, Schwarzenegger and Van Damme. There’s only one Jackie Chan and only one complete guide to the ultimate action film phenomenon!
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 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. Benton McCaleb and his band of bold sprited cowboys brave over a thousand treacherous miles to drive 2400 head of ornery cattle into Wyoming’s Sweetwater Valley. They’re setting up a ranch just north of Cheyenne when a ruthless railroad baron and his hired killers try to force them off the land. With the help of Shoshoni Indian tribe and Buffalo Bill Cody, McCaleb and his men vow to stand and fight. Outgunned and outmanned, they’ll wage the most ferocious battle of their lives to win the right to call the land their own.
Armed with only a Colt rifle, a Bowie knife, and courage as big as the West, Ted Chisholm, the bold, half breed son of Indian scout Jesse Chsiholm, leaves New Orleans with a price on his head. His only crime loving the beautiful daughter of a powerful New Orleans gambler who has promised her to a wealthy man she hates.
With a team of battle toughened cowboys and ex soldiers, and a vow to return to Priscilla and maker her his wife, Ten rides into the harsh Texas brakes and the heart of Comanche country. Now, he must round up wild longhorns and set off across the Red River, through a thousand miles of swollen rivers, angry Comanches and treacherous outlaw attacks on a brazen quest to open a new trail to Kansas on the savage frontier.
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.
An extraordinary saga of the trail blazing cowboys who made their fortune driving cattle from Texas to the Great Frontier. Across the Pecos, the Rio Colorado and La Panza mountains, the Texans and their longhorns kept charging all the way to California gold!Between The Bandera Range And California, They Faced All The Challenges Of Man And God, But Nothing Could Ever Make Them Quit. The only riches Texans had left after the Civil War were five millionmaverick longhorns and the brains, brawn and boldness to drive themnorth 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 making trail drives. The California TrailGold fever had hit California, and suddenly, the land was full of hungry pioneers. For Gil and Van Austin, two Texas brothers, it meant the chance to sell well grazed longhorns after years of hard ranching and a treacherous cattle drive up through Mexico. The only trouble was that California was on the other side of a searing desert, swollen rivers, a barrage of Indian attacks, and a whole passel of outlaw trouble. And while the Texans and their men were ready and willing to take it all on, there was one thing they weren’t prepared for: the ultimate act of treachery and deceit in a land of schemers, dreamers and gold!
Stampedes, rustlers, and hostile Indians wouldn’t slow them down. They were bound for Kansas, and a Texas sized fight!The only riches Texans had left after the Civil War were five million maerick longhorns and the brains, brown and boldness to drive them north 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. The Shawnee TrailLong John Coons, the Cajun son of a conjuring woman, was driving 2,000 head of cattle north from Texas to the railroad in Kansas through Indian Territory and outlaw strongholds. At his side was a beautiful woman with a sordid past, three ex cattle rustlers, some renegate Indians, Mexican vanqueros and a straight laced young trail boss. And while Long John tried to keep his hot headed crew from killing each other before they reached the end of the line, the biggest dangers was waiting up ahead where an all out war in Kansas make the Texas fight together, or die at the same time.
Through a thousand miles of dust, fists, and guns, they found the courage to keep on driving. 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 making trail drives. The Virginia City TrailWith a dream of building a ranching empire in Montana, Nelson Story sets off on one of the most extraordinary journeys in frontier history. By his side was a bunch of misfits and renegades hard fighting, war bitten Texans with nothing left to lose. On his tail as the worst kind of enemy brutal outlaws fixing to bleed his trail drive dry. Pushing his way through four harsh territories and three brutal seasons, Story would defy the Union Army, get a hold of a hundred Remingtons, and take on a thousand riled up Sioux warriors, before he reached Virginia City and came face to face with the man who wanted him dead…
For a brave band of Texas pioneers, new enemies awaited on the thundering trail. But old enemies were the deadliest of all. The only riches Texans had left after the Civil War were five millionmaverick longhorns and the brains, brawn and boldness to drive themnorth 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 making trail drives. The Dodge City TrailDodge City was a businessman’s dream. And a cattle drive north with thousands of unbranded longhorns and a remuda of stolen Mexican horses was a dream of Texans like Dan Ember, who’d come home from the war to find a rich man’s hired guns living on his land. Now Dan and his neighbors would risk everything on a drive across the Llano. Along the way, two bands of killers would fight over them, the gunslinger Clay Allison would join up with them, and Quanah Parker’s Comanches would try to thwart them in a bold adventure fueled by the courage to face death, the pride to keep going, and the knowledge that now, there was no turning back.
They Risked Their Lives To Bring Cattle to Missouri. Now They Faced A Journey Twics As Dangerous…
The only riches Texans had left after the Civil War were five millionmaverick longhorns and the brains, brawn and boldness to drive themnorth 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 making trail drives. The Oregon TrailLou Spencer, Dill Summer, and their fourteen Texas cowboys briught a herd up to Independence, Missouri, and sold half to a wagon train heading West. Then the Texans hired on, leading the battling greenhorn pioneers across the Missouri River, across Nebraska Territory, and into the wilds past Forts Laramie and Bridger. With winter closing in, Spencer’s men were running out of time to reach the wide open land of Oregon. And with a fortune in gold hidden in one of the pilgrims’ wooden wagons and outlaws circling like wolves there were miles of shooting and dying still ahead.
An extraordinary saga of the trail blazing cowboys who made their fortune driving cattle from Texas to the Great Frontier. They left Missouri and were headed to Santa Fe. Standing in their way was a parched desert, a land of outlaws and enemies and one man’s dangerous past. He was a wealthy englishman with two beautiful daughters. They were five dusty texans and a gambling man. And they were all on the ride of their lives. 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 making trail drives. The Santa Fe TrailGavin McCord and his brawling cowboys came to Missouri with a problem: 3,500 longhorns and not one buyer. That’s where Gladstone Pitkin came in. A man with money and a dream of ranching in New Mexico, Pitkin bought McCord’s cattle and hired his Texans for a trail drive from Independence to Santa Fe. But with an ill fated gambler on the drive, the courageous, hardened riders weren’t just a thousand brutal miles from Santa Fe they were heading into a death trap.
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…
The year was 1853. For handful of cowboys turned California Gold Rushers, it was time to go home. Then Lonnie Kilgore and his fellow Texans met Western legend and former mountain man Jim Bridger, who told them of a lush range waiting to be claimed in northern Utah. Now, the Texans have purchased land on the Green river and come to San Antonio to gather up some longhorns. But with Indian trouble, law trouble, and woman trouble along for the ride, the cowboys are finding out the truth about this paradise: to live on land you bought and paid for, you have to be willing to die…
They had beaten the harsh odds of the frontier. But for the two powerful ranchers, the most formidable trail lay ahead. There had never been a trail drive like this before…
The only riches Texans had left after the Civil War were five million maverick longhorns and the brains, brawn, and boldness to drive them to market along treacherous trails. Now, Ralph Compton brings this violent and magnificent time to life in an extraordinary series based on the history blazing trail drives. For veteran ranchers Nelson Story of Montana, and Benton McCaleb of Wyoming, it was an opportunity a man didn’t pass up. In gold camps of the Black Hills, miners were hungry for beef, at boomtown prices. But within the two outfits were Indians, gunmen, Texans, lovesick cowboys, and high spirited women. Worse, the drive would pass through Crow and Sioux territory, when Custer’s defeat at the Little Big Horn was just hours away. The drives were tangled by violent grudges, stampeding herds, and dangerous deception. The two brawling outfits had one thing in common: a deadly surprise awaiting them at the end of the trail…
Desperate to save his destitute hometown, ex cavalryman Dick Judson plans a cattle drive run by greenhorn children. But a gang of merciless cutthroats is waiting for them and wants to stop them dead in their tracks…
The Trail Drive Series After the merciless Blizzard of 1886, times are tough, but on the Trailback Ranch, the cowboys are tougher. From horse racing to train robbing, they’ll survive on whatever schemes their wits can muster until a job comes their way…
And infamous gunslinger Clay Allison needs a few good men to rustle a herd up from Mexico into Colorado across the equally infamous Alamosa.
The Trail Drive Series A Spur Award winning Author James Cason, Duke Faglier, and Revelation Scattergood will drive a herd of cattle from San Antonio, Texas, to the Dakota Territory for one large payoff. But as they head off on the trail that leads through Sioux country, the Civil War rages, gold fever strikes, deadly enemies lurk and they’re not sure if they can trust one another. Available in Western 8 & 14 Series.
A former Confederate Army officer, Ben McCullough is now a rancher in the Texas hill country, hoping to earn enough money to settle down and marry. With eight hundred head of cattle to drive north, Ben is relying on his ex sergeant, Hap, and a bunch of greenhorns he’s recruited to help. But the stampedes and raging rivers are nothing compared to the gang of outlaws waiting to rustle the herd.
A favorite of western fans. Dagstaff has to drive 4,000 longhorns over a thousand miles up the Palo Duro trail, facing furious storms, Comanches, treacherous rivers and a hired killer among his drivers.
The ranchers of Frio Springs are praying that veteran cowpuncher Sam Ketchum will succeed in driving their cattle to the rich markets of Nebraska. But ghosts still haunt Sam from his last drive and the road has only become tougher. Comanches, cattle, and notorious gunslingers wait to strike along the way. To make matters worse, Sam finds himself caught up in a deadly family feud that he may have to settle before his own trail comes to an end.
A longhorn traildrive becomes a road to revenge for ramrodder Jock Kane, out to avenge the death of his bride by chasing down her killer Jock’s own brother, Abel.
The Whoop Up Trail is two hundred miles of rough terrain between Montana and Canada, littered with spiky brushwood, crawling with clawed and fanged critters of all shapes and sizes, and traversed by hostile Indians and vicious outlaws. But for Luke Garrett framed for a murder he didn’t commit, saddled with five mail order brides, driving what’s left of his cattle herd, and pursued by vigilantes it’s the only chance for survival.
Ed Wright has one last chance to prove himself. The former cowboy and Ranger gets back on the horse to drive a herd of cattle from Texas to Kansas but must contend with a rival outfit who will stop at nothing to see him fail.
Doc Blaine needs to drive 3,000 head of cattle from Texas to Kansas, and needs his sons Jared and Miles to help. Unfortunately, his sons are in love with the same woman and have vowed to kill each other on sight…
Seeking vengeance on the rebel renegades who murdered his family, Civil War veteran Nathan Stone sets out on an odyssey that will take him throughout the United States and across the paths of the West’s most famous and infamous characters, including Jesse James, ”Wild” Bill Hickok, and John Wesley Hardin.
Gunfighter Nathan Stone finds no peace or safety after avenging the murders of his parents as he is forced to defend his reputation against some of the most feared and famous gunfighters of the 1870s Wild West.
The final installment of the Trail of the Gunfighter trilogy finds the legendary gunslinger, Nathan Stone, on a collision course with the one man as quick on the draw as he, the teenage son he never knew.