The Shawnee Trail

The Trail Drive (Volume 6)

Ralph Compton

St. Martin's Paperbacks

Download Image Ralph Compton The Shawnee Trail

Available Formats

BookAudio BookeBook
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 Trail

Long 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.

Connect with the Author

Ralph Compton

Related Links


Sign Up for
Author Updates

Macmillan Newsletter


Sign up to receive information about new books, author events, and special offers.

Sign up now

Book Excerpts

Read an Excerpt

1Long John Coons stood an inch over six feet, without his hat and Texas boots. His Colt six-shooter was thonged low on his right hip, and his Bowie hung down his back beneath his shirt, Indian fashion, from a rawhide thong around his neck. While Long John’s mama was a Louisiana conjuring woman, his daddy had been a hell-for-leather Texan who had died at San Jacinto. Long John had his daddy’s pale blue eyes and his swiftness with Colt and Bowie.
In 1850 Gil and Van Austin, owners of land grants from the Bandera Mountains east to the Rio Colorado, had taken a herd of Texas longhorns

Read the full excerpt

Back

Reviews

Reviews from Goodreads

Back

About the Author

Ralph Compton

Ralph Compton stood six-foot-eight without his boots. His first novel in the Trail Drive series, The Goodnight Trail, was a finalist for the Western Writers of America Medicine Pipe Bearer Award for best debut novel. He was also the author of the Sundown Rider series and the Border Empire series. A native of St. Clair County, Alabama, Compton worked as a musician, a radio announcer, a songwriter, and a newspaper columnist before turning to writing westerns. He died in Nashville, Tennessee, in 1998.

Ralph Compton

Back

Buy the Book

Available Formats and Book Details

The Shawnee Trail
Ralph Compton

e-Book Agency

e-Book Agency
St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Paperbacks
April 2007
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429903110
ISBN10: 1429903112
368 pages
$7.99

Abridged Compact Disc

Abridged  Compact Disc
Macmillan Audio
October 2011
Abridged Compact Disc
ISBN: 9781427214300
ISBN10: 1427214301
Audio Run Time: 4:00
$14.99

Abridged Digital Audio

Abridged  Digital Audio
Macmillan Audio
October 2011
Abridged Digital Audio
ISBN: 9781427214317
ISBN10: 142721431X
Audio Run Time: 4:00
$7.99

Mass Market Paperbound

Mass Market Paperbound
St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Paperbacks
June 1994
Mass Market Paperbound
ISBN: 9780312952419
ISBN10: 0312952414
4 3/16 x 6 3/4 inches, 368 pages
$6.99
Back

From The Publisher

St. Martin's Paperbacks

Latest on Facebook

Latest on Twitter

Back