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The Red Ripper

Kerry Newcomb

St. Martin's Press

To his friends he was Big Foot Wallace and the Wild West Wind. To his enemies he was El Destripedor Rojo, The Red Ripper. Here is the extraordinary story of William Wallace, legendary frontiersman and a direct descendant of William The Braveheart, as portrayed in Mel Gibson's Academy Award-winning movie. An epic adventure of heroism, savagery, and revenge, The Red Ripper is classic historical novel, sure to be read and re-read for years to come.

New Orleans, September 1829. Brothers William and Samuel Wallace board a ship for Mexico with bold visions of wealth and adventure in a new land. But a fool for a captain and a vicious storm land the two on the shores of Mexico, clinging for dear life. And soon a brutal band of freebooters attack the brothers, murdering Samuel in front of William's very eyes. From this day on, William's life has irrevocably changed course-his every waking moment is devoted to exacting bloody revenge upon his brother's killers. This haunting quest will take Wallace from the sun-baked streets of Vera Cruz to the mist-laden bayous of Texas, where his sharp steel blades and burning hatred will earn him the name that strikes fear in the hearts of his enemies...The Red Ripper.

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Red Ripper
1"I WAS BORN READY!"September 1829Iridescent bolts of blue lightning pinned the roiling clouds to a witch's brew of bone and blood and black water. A raging wind drowned the cries of men about to die.The Patience, a three-masted barque with a fool for a captain and an untested crew, had tried to outrace the squall ... and failed. With the Mexican coastline barely visible through the driving downpour, the storm pounced and caught the ship running with full sails.At the last moment, the more experienced hands climbed into the rigging to trim the canvas before the barque capsized. Pulleys
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Praise for The Red Ripper

"A sizzler! Newcomb brings to life a larger-than-life frontiersman who strode boldly into legend. One helluva good book by a storyteller working at top form." --Matt Braun, Golden Spur Award-winning author of The Kincaids

"Kerry Newcomb is one of those writers who lets you know from his very first lines that you're in for a ride. And he keeps his promise. The Red Ripper bounds along with unrelenting vigor. This is historical fiction crafted by a writer who never loses his sense of pace, drama, adventure, and fun. Kerry Newcomb knows what he is doing, and does it enviably well." --Cameron Judd, Golden Spur Award-nominated author of Texas Freedom

"With the historical accuracy of a L'amour novel, the characters are well drawn, leaving the reader to feel the openness and harsh challenges of the Texas frontier...Don't expect to get any sleep when you start this one." --John J. Gobbell, bestselling author of The Last Lieutenant

"The ornery, pugnacious and legendary William 'Bigfoot' Wallace, a sometime Texas Ranger and full-time knife-fighter, strides through early 19th-century Texas history in this rangy, fast-moving historical novel." --Publishers Weekly

"An entertaining tale of high adventure and low villains." --Booklist

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Kerry Newcomb

  • Kerry Newcomb was born in Milford, Connecticut, but had the good fortune to be raised in Texas. He has served in the Jesuit Volunteer Corps and taught at the St. Labre Mission School on the Northern Cheyenne Reservation in Montana. Mr. Newcomb has written plays, film scripts, commercials, liturgical dramas, and over thirty novels under both his own name and a variety of pseudonyms. He lives with his family in Ft. Worth, Texas.
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The Red Ripper

Kerry Newcomb

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