Yancey and his brother, Billy, rode with Quantrill during and after the Civil War. They hated the Union and they, along with their gang of thieves, rapist, and killers, were raising hell along the border close to Fort Clark. When they robbed a saloon in Brackett and killed two soldiers along with several townspeople, an Calvary patrol, with Tye scouting, was dispatched to bring them in - dead or alive.
Tye Watkins is a scout for Fort Clark, Texas, who uses his skills to work his way through one adventure after another. In this book, Tye is tracking a band of outlaws who robbed and murdered a rancher's wife and son. Adam Carter, one of the men Tye is after, worked for the rancher, and was coerced into the robbery by his so-called "friends". Along the trails certain events occur that have Tye thinking that Adam isn't the cold-hearted killer he originally made him out to be.
Yahzie: Apache Warrior is the 8th installment of the Tye Watkins series. It follows Tye as he tracks down Yahzie, an accomplished Apache warrior, who had killed several people, including four of the six white men who had entered his camp and killed his wife, son, mother, and father.
This is the ninth book in the Tye Watkins series. This time Tye has taken on a new role - as a deputy US marshal. It follows his quest to hunt down Bloody Jack, a ruthless murderer and thief.
Fort Clark was regarrisoned in 1866 and the history of Fort Clark was filled with clashes with the Apache, occasionally with the Comanche, and always with the bandit gangs that crossed freely back and forth across the Border, preying on the homesteaders. The Tye Wakins Series of books attempt to portray this danger. The stories center on Tye, who is Chief of Scouts at Clark in 1868. He is continually putting himself at risk trying to protect the homesteaders living in the area as well as keeping the troops out of harm's way.
The cavalry escorting the pay wagon coming to Fort Clark was overdue. Tye Watkins, Chief of Scouts at the fort, was dispatched to find them. "An easy assignment," he figured. What he didn't know was that the problem was a bit more difficult than a broken-down transport. What he would find once he located the escort would make the hairs on the back of his neck stand on end. Along this arid and dangerous territory along the Texas-Mexico border anything can happen if you let your guard down. Tye knows this well, and it will take all his knowledge and skill of survival to overcome this life-threatening adventure.
Tye was on his way back to Fort Clark from San Antonio - where he had spent his honeymoon - when he heard of more Apache trouble. A young buck, Grey Owl, was leading several young Apaches and raising bloody hell along the border. Upon his arrival back at Fort Clark, he would be scouting for a large patrol pursuing the Apaches. While in pursuit, he finds the Apaches he is tracking have been joined by another group of warriors.
The mountain man was a special breed of man and to be successful he had to be one tough hombre willing to endure all kinds of hardships; below zero cold, starvation, Indians, endless hours of hard work, and trying to keep from getting eaten by the animals most notable, the Grizzly bear. Loneliness was an issue to overcome. Many trapped with another trapper or with several.
Tye led the soldiers away from camp to a spot about thirty yards away next to a ravine. Low clouds blocked what little light would have been provided by the moon and stars. The darkness would make it perfect for the Apaches to move in close to the soldier's camp. Tye and the men lay hidden in the sage waiting for the attack they were sure was coming. Each man waited in silence lost in his own thoughts...waiting for hell to come their way.