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. There are more than six million Ralph Compton books in print.
Their friendship started with a schoolyard tussle. Now, the need for revenge is what binds Luke Croft and Red Connover together.
When Luke taught himself how to fire a Colt, he never imagined he’d turn into a gunman. But when his stepfather’s dodgy business dealings turn his life upside down, Luke asks Red to help him destroy the man who murdered his kin.
The road to vengeance is long and hard, and the two friends who are barely out of boyhood will need all the help they can get if they want to catch a cold-blooded killer
Praise for Ralph Compton:
“Thrilling stories of Western legend.”—The Huntsville Times (AL)
“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
“Compton may very well turn out to be the greatest Western writer of them all....Very seldom in literature have the legends of the Old West been so vividly painted.”—The Tombstone Epitaph