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Ralph Compton The Hunted (A Ralph Compton Western)

Matthew P. Mayo, Ralph Compton

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A treacherous ride for supplies brings mortal danger to a trigger-happy gunfighter in this thrilling Ralph Compton western.

Big Charlie Chilton knows better than to lose his temper, but when a loudmouth threatens to expose his long-buried secrets, he can’t help but teach the man a lesson about keeping quiet. Unfortunately, it turns out the man was about to make an important supply run for the town marshal, and Marshal Watt knows just enough about Shotgun Charlie’s past to draft him into service. 

The trek north would be treacherous enough with the snow, but the ragtag drunkards running the freighting outfit make Charlie ill at ease. When bad blood springs up between them, Charlie is left for dead on the side of the mountain. But they should have made sure he was really gone, because the wounded bear of a man isn’t down without a fight, and he’s ready to wreak vengeance on those who did him wrong....

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Praise For Ralph Compton The Hunted (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, 9780451418630, 304pp.

Publication Date: August 6, 2013

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.