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.
A gunslinger gets bloody payback in this novel in the USA Today bestselling Ralph Compton series.
Nathan Stone had experienced the horror of the Civil War battlefields. But the worst lay ahead. When he returned to Virginia, to the ruins of what had been his home, his father had been butchered and his mother and sister stripped, ravished, and slain. The seven renegades who had done it had ridden away into the West. Half-starved and afoot, Nathan Stone took to their trail.
Nathan Stone's deadly oath-blood for blood-would cost him seven long years, as he rode the lawless trails of an untamed frontier. His skill with a Colt would match him with the likes of the Jameses and the Youngers, Wild Bill Hickok, John Wesley Hardin, and Ben Thompson. Nathan Stone would become the greatest gunfighter of them all, shooting his way along the most relentless vengeance trail a man ever rode to the savage end...and this is how it all began.
More Than Six Million Ralph Compton Books In Print!
RALPH COMPTON stood six foot eight without his boots. He worked as a musician, a radio announcer, a songwriter, and a newspaper columnist. His first novel, "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.
Praise for the novels of Ralph Compton "Compton offers readers a chance to hit the trail and not even end up saddle sore."--Publishers Weekly
"Compton writes in the style of popular Western novelists like Louis L'Amour and Zane Grey...thrilling stories of Western legend."--The Huntsville Times (AL)
"If you like Louis L'Amour, you'll love Ralph Compton."--Quanah Tribune-Chief (TX)
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