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Ralph Compton Dead Man's Ranch (A Ralph Compton Western)

Matthew P. Mayo, Ralph Compton

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A son will fight to the death to save his inheritance in this stirring story of the Old West.

For years Rory Middleton waited for his long-lost son to return to Turnbull, New Mexico, to run the family’s Dancing M Ranch with him. By the time Brian returns, his old man is dead and buried. Although he’s named as the rightful heir to the cattle spread in his father’s will, Brian’s about to find out it’s not that simple.

Brandon MacMawe, Brian’s half brother, wants the property for himself—as does the county’s wealthiest rancher, Wilf Grindle. Brian’s got both hands full fending off these men when a wild card rides into town: a no-account con man and killer named Mortimer Darturo, who has ideas of his own for the dead man’s ranch....
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Praise For Ralph Compton Dead Man's Ranch (A Ralph Compton Western)

Praise for the novels of Ralph Compton

“Compton offers readers a chance to hit the trail and not even end up saddle sore.”—Publishers Weekly

“Compton writes in the style of popular Western novelists like Louis L’Amour and Zane Grey…thrilling stories of Western legend.”—The Huntsville Times (AL)

“If you like Louis L’Amour, you’ll love Ralph Compton.”—Quanah Tribune-Chief (TX)

Berkley, 9780451236210, 304pp.

Publication Date: March 6, 2012

About the Author

Ralph Compton stood six-foot-eight without his boots. He worked as a musician, a radio announcer, a songwriter, and a newspaper columnist. His first novel, The Goodnight Trail, was a finalist for the Western Writers of America Medicine Pipe Bearer Award for best debut novel. He was also the author of the Sundown Rider series and the Border Empire series.

Matthew P. Mayo is a Western Writers of America Spur Award-Winner and a Western Fictioneers Peacemaker Award Finalist. His short stories have appeared in numerous anthologies and his many novels include the Westerns Winters' WarWrong TownHot Lead, Cold HeartDead Man's RanchTucker's Reckoning, The Hunted, and Shotgun Charlie. He contributes to several popular series of Western and adventure novels.