Blood Rock

Blood Rock

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by Ralph Cotton
     
 

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Where legend begins...

Years before he became famous as The Ranger, young Samuel Burrack was a buffalo hunter trying his hand at enterprise on the Western Frontier. When his best friend is murdered, his first instinct is simple—find the killers and deliver justice. Joined by legendary Ranger Clyde “Outrider” Sazes, Samuel learns how to

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Where legend begins...

Years before he became famous as The Ranger, young Samuel Burrack was a buffalo hunter trying his hand at enterprise on the Western Frontier. When his best friend is murdered, his first instinct is simple—find the killers and deliver justice. Joined by legendary Ranger Clyde “Outrider” Sazes, Samuel learns how to track, hunt, and shoot from the best in the territory. But when the badmen split up, so must the partners, and Samuel soon finds himself alone in the very town the gang has chosen as a rendezvous.

Befriended and further taught the skills of the killing trade by Lawrence Shaw (Aka Fast Larry, the Fastest Gun Alive) the newly deputized Samuel will have to muster all of his strength, courage, and skill against a batch of murderous thieves whose only desire is to kill and conquer. For Samuel Burrack, it is his first fight to the death—and his first step toward becoming a legend....

Editorial Reviews

Terry Johnston
Gun-smoked believability...a hard hand to beat.
Matt Braun
The authentic ring of a silver dollar.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940014397759
Publisher:
Ralph Cotton
Publication date:
04/28/2012
Series:
Ranger Sam Burrack - Big Iron Series , #3
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
316
Sales rank:
149,357
File size:
3 MB

Meet the Author

Blood Rock, written in 2001, was the sixth in the original issue, and the third in the new Ranger Sam Burrack series of Western Classics, written by national best-selling author Ralph Cotton. These very popular novels are also
known as the Big Iron Series. Ralph has achieved notable success with the publication and sales of over fifty novels; most have been or are on the New York Times Bestseller List.
Ralph lives on the Florida Gulf Coast with his wife Mary Lynn. He writes prodigiously and his books remain top sellers in the Western and Civil War/Western genres. Ralph enjoys painting, photography, sailing and playing guitar. His imagination is comfortable building characters and working with events in the past, but he reaches to the present and future to find the best way to present them.
The Western Classic series of novels introduces Ralph Cotton to a new generation of readers who will enjoy them for the first time, and find pleasure in re-reading them for years to come.

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Blood Rock 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Ralph Cotton, author of 'Riders of Judgement' and 'Hangman¿s Choice', demonstrates his growth and maturity as a craftsman of great western novels with his March 2001 release of 'Blood Rock'. He exposes the emotional undercurrents and motivations of his characters in a way that binds them, one to another, and to the roles they play out. His entertaining blend of the philosophical with action sequences that are plausible and not over stated testifies to his insight into the humanity of his characters and his mastery of authentic western drama. The unique and spontaneous dialog that Mr. Cotton artfully weaves through this exciting and engrossing tale add to it¿s complexity and richness. It stands as additional evidence that he, as an author, has something original, honest and entertaining to offer. I heartily recommend 'Blood Rock' and other titles by this author for the discriminating reader of western fiction.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Bestselling author, Ralph Cotton delivers another fast, paced, action western. A page-turner, that kept pushing me through the night to finish it. A tale of how Samuel Burrack became The Ranger. The story has guest appearances of characters who later show-up in The Ranger¿s life. Don¿t want to say too much and spoil the story for anyone¿ It¿s worth reading¿
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have read many of Mr. Cotton's novels and always do enjoy them. This one is however even better than most of his others. Any body who wants to see how the ranger started, has to read this one. The Jr. Lake gang is the worst, rottenst, most realistic gang of outlaws ever invented. Mr. Cotton puts the reader right in the middle of them. On the rangers side though is Fast Larry Shaw who was with him in Misery Express, and an Indian named Cherokee Cousin who are two of the best western charicters to come along in a long time. You wonder if this young law man even has a chance but he soon gets as mean and hardened as the rest after the Lake gang gets through with him. This might be the best one yet.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Samuel Burrack was just trying to make an honest living being a hide hunter. Then his partner is murdered by ruthless outlaws Junior Lake, Morris Braydon and Sherman Ellworth. Not long after Samuels partner is buried, in to his camp rides Ranger Clyde 'Outrider' Sazes. Sam Burrack's life will never be the same again as he and Outrider Sazes begin trailing Junior Lake. In BLOOD ROCK, Cotton takes us back to before Sam Burrack was a Ranger and we learn how and why he decided to become a Ranger. Ralph Cotton makes the west come so alive you can almost smell the sweat of men, horses, dust in the air and gunsmoke. Fast paced, believeability and excitement have become the trademark of a Ralph Cotton western and BLOOD ROCK is his best to date. Thank You Ralph for helping keep the old west alive.
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