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The Stalkers

The Stalkers

The Battle Of Beecher Island, 1868

The Plainsmen Series (Volume 3)

Terry C. Johnston

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No one captures the glory, adventure and drama of the courageous men and women who tamed the American West like award-winning author Terry Johnston. His Plainsmen series brims with colorful characters, fierce battles and compelling historical lore.

Entrenched on a poorly sheltered island, many of Seamus Donegan's crack squad of Army scouts lie dead--and many more are dying. Led by Colonel George Forsyth, fifty seasoned plainsmen had combed the Colorado Territory in search of Cheyenne. Along a fork of the Republican River, these brave men suddenly found themselves outnumbered twenty to one. Now Donegan, his fellow scouts, and his long-lost uncle are trapped--and under attack. As the battle rages, Donegan is stalked by a traitor who seeks revenge for old wrongs. Together the dwindling band awaits a heroic last-minute rescue from the merciless nine-day seige--known today as the Battle of Beecher Island..


Praise for The Stalkers

“Rich and fascinating…There is a genuine flavor of the period and of the men who made it what it was.” —Washington Post Book World

“The author's attention to detail and authenticity, coupled with his ability to spin a darned good yarn, makes it easy to see why Johnston is today's bestselling frontier novelist. He's one of a handful that truly knows the territory.” —Chicago Tribune

“Action-packed...lively, lusty fascinating.” —Colorado Springs Gazette Telegraph

“Johnston is a skilled storyteller whose words ring with desperation, confusion, and utter horror of a fight to the death between mortal enemies.” —Publishers Weekly

“Meticulously researched…genius.” —Rocky Mountain News

“Johnston [is] the great frontier historical novelist of his generation.” —Spur Award-winning author Paul Andrew Hutton, of Phil Sheridan and His Army

“Excellent...keep[s] readers in suspense.” —Fred Werner, noted Western historian

“Johnston can be considered the king of the Indian wars' fiction writers.” —John D, McDermott, author of A Guide to the Indian Wars of the West

“Memorable characters, a great deal of history and lore...and deep insight into human nature, Indian or white.” —Booklist

“Johnston's way of telling his story will capture your imagination!” —Guns & Ammo

“Gutsy adventure-entertainment...larded with just the right amounts of frontier sentiment.” —Kirkus Reviews

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About the author

Terry C. Johnston

Terry C. Johnston was born on the first day of 1947 on the plains of Kansas, and has lived all his life in the American West. His first novel, Carry the Wind, won the Medicine Pipe Bearer's Award from the Western Writers of America, and his subsequent books have appeared on bestseller lists throughout the country. He lives and writes in Big Sky country near Billings, Montana.

Terry C. Johnston

Terry C. Johnston

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