USA Today best-selling author Ralph Cotton’s gritty tales effortlessly capture the glory days of the Old West. Hanging in Wild Wind finds Arizona Ranger Sam Burrack crossing the Badlands, hot on the trail of Silva “The Snake” Ceran and his gang. But this time the ranger may have bitten off more than he can chew - especially when he comes across Ceran’s girlfriend, wildcat Kitty Dellaros, who has a deadly reputation of her own.
A killer storm - In the dark of night during a raging storm, a criminal is on the loose in the Arizona badlands. His name is Wilson Orez. Half-Apache and a former cavalry scout, Orez is skilled with weapons, seasoned in the desert, and trained to keep a cool head while death lurks all around him. Or when it springs from his own hands. Arizona Ranger Sam Burrack knows the only way to stop Orez is to kill him.
Ranger Sam Burrack is hot on the trail of identical twin outlaws, but only one is alive when he catches up to them. Could Abel have killed his brother in self-defense as he claims? It seems the manhunt has only just begun.
The Traybo brothers have a reputation for being gentleman outlaws - the 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 in his pursuit.
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When Arizona Ranger Sam Burrack arrives in Mesa Grande with a few outlaws in tow, he finds the town in chaos. The sheriff's just been shot, and the new deputy - supposedly out in search of the gunman - is acting suspicious. Now it's up to Burrack to sort out who can be trusted and who needs to be put behind bars. But just as he starts putting the pieces together, a new kind of threat descends on Mesa Grande: Scalp hunters ride in - with a band of wrathful Apache warriors hot on their trail.
Still disoriented from a recent gunshot wound, Fast Larry Shaw happens across the Dexter Lowe Boys on their way to steal some weapons. Knowing he can’t take these guys on alone in his condition, Shaw contacts U.S. Marshal Crayton Dawson and Deputy Jedson Caldwell for backup.
Fast Larry Shaw incurs a huge debt when a Mexican girl shouts a life-saving warning during a firefight. Outlaws have put the girl through hell, and now Larry is her only hope. But after offering his services, Larry gets caught in the crossfire between federales and banditos—and even his well-practiced gunhand might not offer enough protection to ensure survival.
Pulitzer Prize-nominee and USA Today best-selling author Ralph Cotton pens stories that follow in the sacred code of the Old West. In Incident at Gunn Point, horse trader Will Summers dons a sheriff’s badge after the town lawman is grievously injured during a shootout. But when the band of cutthroats rides back into town, guns blazing, Will knows that he needs to outshoot - and outwit - these vicious adversaries or the next place he goes will be the Great Beyond.
Like father, like son. Arizona Territory Ranger Sam Burrack rides the border badlands to Iron Point hoping to capture Ozzie Cord, a mercenary who killed a sheriff back in Mesa Grande. Cord escaped jail once but won't get away this time.... But as Sam nears his prey, the trail of scalped bodies makes it clear that someone else has a vendetta.
Arizona Ranger Sam Burrack is a predator lying in wait. He's undercover as an outlaw to infiltrate a pair of vicious border gangs and bring them down. This mission has already had its share of casualties, and if Burrack has his say, there will be more. A cloud of dust rises as four men ride toward the Twisted Hills. The only thing between them and certain death at the hands of the Apaches is Sam, who also wants those men dead.
Arizona Territory Ranger Sam Burrack knows all too well that criminals don't concern themselves with consequences. So it's no surprise to him when Big Silver's sheriff, Sheppard Stone, makes an enemy of wealthy cattle rancher Edsel Centrila, whose son thinks he's above the law. After Stone refuses a large payoff to let Centrila's son out of jail, Centrila throws all of his money into buying up Big Silver, putting gunmen on every corner, aiming right at the sheriff's office.
Trouble follows horse trader Will Summers as soon as he sets foot in Dark Horses, Mexico. A party of men is intent on hanging Summers, believing him to be a horse thief, but not before they take him to their boss - Ansil Swann, the very man Summers is delivering four horses to. Will is saved from the hangman's noose when the men are waylaid by Ansil's beautiful wife, Bailey. Only Bailey has an agenda of her own, one that lands Will right in the middle of a deadly shootout.
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Arizona Ranger Sam Burrack is headed for Yuma, escorting Harvey "Cisco" Lang to prison and Adele Simpson to safety. He knows full well of their shared romantic history, and even though Adele swears she's done with Cisco, Burrack is keeping a hard eye on her as well as on the outlaw. But his companions are the least of his worries. A ruthless cattle baron has put a five-thousand-dollar price on Burrack's head - and every low-life bounty hunter and bandit across the Painted Desert is looking to claim it…
Lawrence "Fast Larry" Shaw was the quickest gun alive until his beloved Rosa died. Turning to the bottle for solace, he takes a job helping a widow tend her ranch. But when the Barrows Brothers Gang tears a bloody trail across his path, it's time for Fast Larry to find his steady hand and blast his way to justice.
Arizona Ranger Sam Burrack has something of a reputation for finishing what he sets out to do - usually with a shot from his Winchester. He'd been on the trail of five gunmen for days. Then there was four. And he doesn't plan on stopping until every member of the notorious Golden Riders is behind bars or underground. But when a few of the riders escape in a jailbreak, word gets back to gang leader Braxton Kane that his brother fell under the gun of a lawman. Now Burrack is both hunter and hunted.
In this thrilling tale, tough-as-rawhide ranger Sam Burrack pursues a posse of violent jailbreakers. As he follows the bloody trail, Sam comes face-to-face with an unpleasant foe: the legendary Hole-in-the-Wall Gang.
Best-selling author Ralph Cotton is one of the finest Western novelists writing today. Gunman’s Song is a fast-paced adventure story that begins with tragedy and is propelled forward by the raw lust for revenge. Fast Larry Shaw is a deadly Old West gunman who has taken to the bottle as of late. When he is out drinking and carousing one night, a band of fiends raid his home, robbing and murdering his beloved family. Now Fast Larry is wholly consumed by one fiery impulse—kill them, kill them all.
The Western tradition of Ralph Cotton lives on in Fast Guns Out of Texas. After Cray Dawson sets out to stake his claim in Black’s Cut, Montana, he learns his old friend Fast Larry Shaw faked his death to escape his notoriety as a gunfighter. But as Dawson soon discovers, his own prowess with a six-shooter could come back to haunt him as well.
Ralph Cotton casts a long shadow as one of the finest practitioners of Western fiction to ever set pen to paper. Burnished with the unmistakable character of the Old West, Escape from Fire River showcases Cotton at the height of his form. There’s not a man alive who can outdraw Lawrence Shaw, but that doesn’t mean he’s invulnerable. Garris “The Cat” Cantro and his band of miscreants are hellbent on securing a fortune in gold.
Hired to help steal $50,000 in gold bullion, ex-Pinkerton Avrial "Rock" Rochenbach must earn the trust of some of the West's most notorious outlaws-while protecting his true identity as an undercover U.S. Secret Service Agent.