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Ralph Compton Tucker's Reckoning
     

Ralph Compton Tucker's Reckoning

by Ralph Compton, Matthew P. Mayo
 

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WITNESS TO AN EXECUTION

Ever since he lost his wife and daughter, Samuel Tucker has wandered, drunk and bereft of a reason to go on. Now, far from his native Texas in Oregon’s Rogue River region, Tucker secretly watches as two men gun down a third. After they leave, he takes the dead man's pistol and makes it to the next town.

There, he

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WITNESS TO AN EXECUTION

Ever since he lost his wife and daughter, Samuel Tucker has wandered, drunk and bereft of a reason to go on. Now, far from his native Texas in Oregon’s Rogue River region, Tucker secretly watches as two men gun down a third. After they leave, he takes the dead man's pistol and makes it to the next town.

There, he learns the identity of the murdered man: Payton Farraday, a well-liked local rancher—and the second Farraday shot to death within the last two years. He also becomes a suspect in the shooting. But Emma Farraday, the victim’s niece, believes in his innocence—and the two must reveal the machinations of some wealthy and powerful men to prove it. If they don’t, Emma could lose the ranch and Tucker could lose his life—just when he’s found a new reason to live…  

Editorial Reviews

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Praise for the novels of Ralph Compton

“Compton may very well turn out to be the greatest Western writer of them all...Very seldom in literature have the legends of the Old West been so vividly painted.”-The Tombstone Epitaph

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

“Thrilling stories of Western legend.” -The Huntsville Times (AL) -

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780451415615
Publisher:
Penguin Group (USA)
Publication date:
11/06/2012
Series:
RALPH COMPTON Series
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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From the Publisher
Praise for the novels of Ralph Compton

“Compton may very well turn out to be the greatest Western writer of them all...Very seldom in literature have the legends of the Old West been so vividly painted.”—The Tombstone Epitaph

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

“Thrilling stories of Western legend.” —The Huntsville Times (AL)  

Meet 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 Riders series and the Border Empire series.

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