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 Riders series and the Border Empire series.
DEAD MAN WALKING
Big Charlie Chilton knows better than to lose his temper, but when a loudmouth threatens to expose his long-buried secrets, he can’t help but teach the man a lesson about being quiet. Unfortunately, it turns out the man was about to make an important supply run for the town’s marshal, and Marshal Watt knows just enough about Shotgun Charlie’s past to draft him into service in his stead.
The trek north would be treacherous enough with the snow and the threat of an Indian attack, but the ragtag drunkards running the freighting outfit put Charlie ill-at-ease. When bad blood springs up between them, Charlie is left for dead on the side of the mountain. But they should have made sure he was really gonebecause the wounded bear of a man isn’t down for the count, and he’s ready to bring vengeance on those who did him wrong
More Than Six Million Ralph Compton Books in Print
"Lovers of Louis L'Amour-type westerns will welcome a new paperback series written by Ralph Compton."—Nashville Banner
"Compton offers readers a chance to hit the trail and not even end up saddle sore."—Publishers Weekly
“If you like Louis L’Amour, you’ll love Ralph Compton.”—Quanah Tribune Chief (TX)