The Trail

8 books in series
5 out of 5 stars 1,721 ratings

Deer Run Trail Publisher's Summary

The year was 1881, an' young Ruben Beeler was makin' his way along near the Missouri River, findin' work when he could an' livin' the only life he knew. When he come on ol' Arliss Hyatt, beat to hell an' near shot to death, Rube done what he could for him. He didn't know that act of kindness was gonna wind up changin' his whole life, but it did.

Green as grass, Rube was a long way from bein' any kind of pistoleer or shootist, but when Marshal Marion Daniels come on him an' Arliss, an' needed help with the Duncan bunch for what they'd done, that tussle growed Rube up right quick. He stopped driftin', found friends worth lookin' up to, an' a young woman that was right admirable. Then a town in trouble put him behind a badge of his own, an' Rube done things he never thought he'd have to do. Life got tough. For the sake a Marion, Arliss, an' Miss Harmony, it come time for him to root hog or die, on the Deer Run Trail.

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  • Book 1

    • Deer Run Trail

    • By: David R. Lewis
    • Narrated by: David R. Lewis
    • Length: 5 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 328
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 301
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 298

    The year was 1881, an' young Ruben Beeler was makin' his way along near the Missouri River, findin' work when he could an' livin' the only life he knew. When he come on ol' Arliss Hyatt, beat to hell an' near shot to death, Rube done what he could for him. He didn't know that act of kindness was gonna wind up changin' his whole life, but it did.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Turned me into a grinnin' fool!

    • By Kathy on 06-27-16

    Regular price: $14.95

  • Book 2

    • Nodaway Trail

    • By: David R. Lewis
    • Narrated by: David R. Lewis
    • Length: 6 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 233
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 212
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 212

    Comfortable in his new life in Deer Run, young Ruben Beeler is called away by Marshal Marion Daniels to help in an investigation of murder and mutilation north of St. Joe. That begins a search for killers and leads the men northward into unfamiliar territory, pitting them against a family of outlaws who have ruled Nodaway County since before the Civil War.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Gunsmith or the Mule? Gotta Love Them Both!

    • By Kathy on 09-07-16

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 3

    • Calico Trail

    • By: David R. Lewis
    • Narrated by: David R. Lewis
    • Length: 6 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 242
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 218
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 217

    When old money and older entitlement invade Missouri, Ruben Beeler is dispatched by the Federal Marshals Service to investigate complaints from small farmers and ranchers that a wealthy Englishman is taking over an entire county. Rube leaves his wife and their baby at home, and enters into a conflict where might is right, and Sir Merrit Treadstone is prepared to do whatever is necessary to establish the Calico Cattle Company and his new American kingdom.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Oh No, There's Only 4 "Trail" Books Left!

    • By Kathy on 04-09-17

    Regular price: $14.97

  • Book 4

    • Payback Trail

    • By: David R. Lewis
    • Narrated by: David R. Lewis
    • Length: 7 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 222
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 201
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 201

    When Ruben Beeler joins Marshal Marion Daniels to investigate an incident of theft and murder, Rube is plunged into a world of dark deeds and black hearts. With the help of an abused and courageous young woman, Rube, Marion, and Marshal Addriss Tippideaux head south of the Missouri line into the hills and hollows of Northern Arkansas, and take on an entire clan to see that justice is done. Suspicion of outsiders and hate for the government abounds, and the marshals are much farther from home than the miles they've traveled.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Outstanding

    • By Amazon Customer on 08-20-16

    Regular price: $14.67

  • Book 5

    • Ogallala Trail

    • By: David R. Lewis
    • Narrated by: David R. Lewis
    • Length: 5 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 207
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 181
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 182

    Once again, Marshal Marion Daniels calls on Ruben Beeler for help in righting a terrible wrong. Cecil Man-Bear, one of Marion's old friends, has been crippled, his wife killed, and his daughter stolen by a half-breed. Marion and Ruben take to a trail that leads them far into the Sioux reservation of the Dakota Territory in pursuit of a man called Kills-Many and his band of renegades.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • good story telling

    • By charby on 04-25-16

    Regular price: $14.67

  • Book 6

    • Killdeer Trail

    • By: David R. Lewis
    • Narrated by: David R. Lewis
    • Length: 6 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 195
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 176
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 175

    Thirteen people are dead from the savage poisoning of a church well at the zealous hands of a vengeful old woman. With warrants in hand for murder and flight to avoid prosecution, Ruben, Homer Poteet, and Marion Daniels take to the trail of Blanche Boggs. She has crossed the Mississippi River into the primitive wilds of Southern Illinois to return to her old home place. Back among friends and family, Blanche knows she is safe. She isn't. Nobody is on the Killdeer Trail.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing story and performance, another brilliant work by the master

    • By Victor on 06-07-15

    Regular price: $10.46

  • Book 7

    • Cutthroat Trail

    • The Trail Series, Book 7
    • By: David R. Lewis
    • Narrated by: David R. Lewis
    • Length: 6 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 192
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 176
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 176

    When Ruben Beeler finds a rancher friend shot to death and mutilated, he calls on Marshals Marion Daniels and Homer Poteet for help. That call begins a chase that takes the men from St. Joe into Kansas and down to Hell on the Border and the Fort Smith court of Hangin' Judge Issac Parker. In pursuit of the killers, the Marshals venture into the Oklahoma Territory, or "The Nations" as it was known at the time, following a path of bloodlust that began before the killing of Arkansas Bill Cole. Serial killers are nothing new, as the Marshals find out on the Cutthroat Trail.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Pure Genius

    • By Gary on 04-17-16

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 8

    • Glory Trail

    • The Trail Series, Book 8
    • By: David R. Lewis
    • Narrated by: David R. Lewis
    • Length: 5 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 102
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 93
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 93

    It was a chance for a new beginning and a better life for a wagon train of hopefuls leaving the war-torn South to relocate in Kansas. Unfortunately, new enemies and old habits die hard, and the truth can come to mean very little. Out-manned and out-gunned, Ruben, Marion, and Homer put their lives on the line as they saddle up and fight for what is right on the Glory Trail.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • amazing

    • By Patrick mrofchak on 01-30-18

    Regular price: $19.95