Ralph Cotton is a former ironworker, second mate on a commercial barge, teamster, horse trainer, and lay minister with the Lutheran church.
A Family Affair
The Traybo brothers have a reputation for being gentleman outlawsthe kind who will make polite chatter as they take your life savings. But Ranger Samuel Burrack has no sympathy for those who show poor manners when it comes to obeying the law. He’s traveled as far as the Mexican Badlands to pick up the Traybo brothers’ ex-cohort Fatch Hardaway to lead him to his prey.
Burrack isn’t alone on his pursuit. Ranger Dallas Garand and his gang let the Traybo brothers slip through their fingers during a robbery once before, and they don’t plan on letting history repeat. Instead of joining forces with Burrack to create a unified front, though, Garand is going his own way. It’s Garand against Burrack on the trail of these criminal brothersand may the best ranger win....
More Than 2.5 Million Ralph Cotton Books in Print
“A storyteller in the best tradition of the Old West.”—Golden Spur Award–Winning Author Matt Braun
“One of the best Western writers today.”—Western Horseman
“Authentic Old West detail and dialogue.”—Wild West Magazine
“[Cotton’s] works incorporate…pace and plot in a language that ranges from lyric beauty to macabre descriptions of bestial savagery.”—Wade Hall, The Louisville Courier-Journal