At 50, cattle driver Sam Sawyer thinks he can finally dust off and retire, maybe open an eating house. But after a pack of Apache ambushes him and leaves him to die in Gila River country, he barely makes it to a remote ranch. The owner, Hanna Stewart, has worked the desert spread with her young daughter ever since her husband went for a ride and never returned.
The only folk left behind in Apache Creek are ghosts, including Marshall Sam Pace. Three years of solitude have turned Sam into a phantom, but when a woman on the run stumbles into town, the former lawman must protect her and make use of gunslinger skills long out of practice...
Reporter Lester Booker joins legendary gunfighter Rance March on the trail of a dangerous outlaw to learn how the West was really won.
Infamous shootist Buck Fletcher befriends a female victim of a range war and finds himself threatened by one side, courted by the other.
Buck Fletcher plans to ride his horse for a $10,000 prize, money he needs to send his sick daughter to a faraway clinic. Then some outlaws steal his steed, and with it, his daughter's last hope. Doc Holliday, a legend of loyalty and ferocity, rides beside him, eager to help on a mission of vengeance and a quest to save a little girl's life.
The proud tradition of Ralph Compton’s epic Westerns carries on with the scintillating work of best seller Joseph A. West. Blood on the Gallows features John McBride, a former New York City lawman who’s moved west to pursue a more peaceful existence. But easy living just isn’t in the cards. And when a town sheriff with a Texas-size chip on his shoulder decides to make trouble, McBride knows that one way or another, somebody’s headed for an early grave.
Rancher Cage Clayton has been hired to track down a man who years ago left a destructive path in his wake. Though he doesn't know what Lissome Terry looks like, Clayton knows his target is in Bighorn Point, so finding him shouldn't be too hard. But when the town Marshall only gives Clayton a week to find his man, catching him will be anything but easy...
With works that embody the soaring spirit and gritty allure of the famed Ralph Compton novels, Joseph A. West captures the full flavor of the West with his hard-hitting tales. John Tone is a ruthless bounty hunter willing to do whatever it takes to get the job done. Once he’s set his sights on someone, that fugitive’s as good as caught. But when he encounters a cunning criminal from the Barbary Coast, the tables are turned.
"West is a Great Story Teller"
An 18-year-old cowpuncher finds himself inheriting $30,000 in gold from his boss, an old Dodge City cattle rancher paralyzed from a drive, with the edict that he must return the money back home to the boy's mother, who lives just over the Red River in Texas. The problem is - word about such an obscene amount of money tends to draw hardcases like honey draws flies.
Framed for murder and pursued by bloodthirsty killers, Luke Garrett's landed himself in a real fix this time. Popular Western author Joseph A. West continues the great Ralph Compton's Trail Driver series with The Tenderfoot Trail.
"A Darn Good Story"
The legacy of legendary Western author Ralph Compton can be heard in the explosive tales penned by Joseph A. West. A ruthless murderer known as the Fat Man is terrorizing Green Meadow, Oklahoma, which sits over a massive store of black gold. The Fat Man will kill anyone who stands in his way. But gambler Chauncey Drake and Pinkerton agent Reuben Withers aren’t the kind to back down easy, and the stars are aligning for a showdown of epic proportions.
A senator's daughter has joined a doomsday cult - and it'll take a man like Buck Fletcher to get her back. To find her, Buck must elude a band of Chiricahua Apaches on the warpath and bring the cult leader madman a little doom of his own.
With his hard-hitting Ralph Compton novels, Joseph A. West has laid claim to frequent spots on the USA Today best-seller list. In this thundering novel, Deputy U.S. Marshal Matt Battles has been dispatched to infiltrate a band of ruthless gunfighters gathering in Slaughter Canyon. Battles would like to avoid bloodshed, but if push comes to shove, the deputy marshal has never been one to shy away from a fight.
USA Today best-selling author Joseph A. West writes in a style befitting the literary legacy of legendary Western author Ralph Compton. In Stryker’s Revenge, Lieutenant Steve Stryker is bound and determined to settle an old score with Rake Pierce, who left him a scarred and broken man. Now Rake is running guns to the Apaches, and Stryker sees an opportunity for payback that he just can’t pass up.
Charlie Pike is fulfilling Judge Henry Dryden's dying wish by escorting him to Texas. But an outlaw out for revenge is on their trail, determined that they will never reach their destination....