Riders of Judgment

Riders of Judgment

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by Ralph Compton, Robert Vaughan
     
 

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In her guise as "Danny Duggin", Danielle Strange has spent the past two years hunting down the outlaws who murdered her father. Reunited with her brothers, the twins Tim and Jed, she plans to take her war across the border into Mexico-unaware she's being pursued by a U.S. federal marshall...

Overview

In her guise as "Danny Duggin", Danielle Strange has spent the past two years hunting down the outlaws who murdered her father. Reunited with her brothers, the twins Tim and Jed, she plans to take her war across the border into Mexico-unaware she's being pursued by a U.S. federal marshall...

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780451202147
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
12/06/2011
Edition description:
Original
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
498,029
Product dimensions:
6.72(w) x 10.92(h) x 0.83(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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 Rider series and the Border Empire series.
Ralph Cotton has been an ironworker, second mate on a commercial barge, a teamster, a horse trainer, and a lay minister with the Lutheran church. He’s written six historical novels in the critically-acclaimed Jetson Nash series, one of which was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. He lives in Corydon, Illinois.

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Riders of Judgment: A Ralph Compton Novel 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Danielle and the twins are true heros. Avenging their father and ridding the west of scum. Keep up the good work. I am impatiently waiting the 4th installment.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Rambling tale of vengeance in the Old West. The novel was written by Ralph Cotton to complete a trilogy by the late Ralph Compton. Its uncertain genesis may explain its mixed results. As Western novels go, it is readable. The action is violent and furious. Nevertheless, it has some problems. There isn't enough solid plot and character development to sustain the 300+ page length of the novel. As much as we enjoy tales of blood and thunder, there needs to be some logical plot progression for the gunfire to resonate with significance. In this age of massive tomes from Tom Clancy and Stephen King, Western fiction should be as lean and tough as the iron men and steely women it portrays. The violent encounters between Danny Duggin and the legion of killers after the bounty that the criminal Delmano family put on Danny's head are redundant. Characters are introduced with no other purpose than to be gunned down a short time later. Danny Duggin's identity issue (a woman pretending to be a man) hampers her meaningful development into a character of three dimensions. The focus of the plot frequently shifts around as if it is uncertain of the central character. This hampered the novel's ability to present a clearly defined hero, a must for good Western fiction. Overall, an average book that could be better. ;-)
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book finished the 'Danny Duggin' saga wonderfully. All of the Ralph Compton books fill my mind of images that other books could never do. I never knew of the author Ralph Cotton until he started writting the Ralph Compton novels. Cotton also sends my mind wondering what the old west was actually like, it couldn't have been any better. My compliments to Cotton.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read Ralph Cotton's Riders of Judgment in just three nights. The main characters are constantly overcoming challenges and obstacles to reach their goal of avenging their father's death. Ralph Cotton has added a good portion of surprise that will keep your attention and make you want to read on, lest you miss out on something spectacular. He has done Ralph Compton proud with Riders of Judgment.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Ralph Cotton has done it again...written another masterful western by taking up the fallen reigns from Ralph Compton and not missing a hoofbeat. RIDERS OF JUDGEMENT has enough action to please any western fan and is A MUST READ. I'm sure Ralph Compton is sitting at his writting desk in the sky just beaming at the wonderful job Cotton has done continuing on his(Compton's) work. Thank you Ralph Cotton for keeping Compton's saga of the Strange family going.
Guest More than 1 year ago
In Riders Of Judgement, Danielle, her brothers, Tim and Jed, hunt the last remaining outlaw who hung their father. Danielle, Tim and Jed ride a vengeance trail that is soaked with blood. Hounded by outlaws, they press southward across the border and into Mexico, where they learn there is a price to pay for revenge. Ralph Compton began a great trilogy with Death Rides A Chestnut Mare. Ralph Cotton does a fantastic job of concluding this trilogy, with the Shadow Of A Noose and Riders Of Judgement. Ralph Compton¿s insight will be with us always, through his writings¿
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read this book in two evenings. Mr. Cotton's books always deliver the kind of punch you look for in a hard hitting western story. I'm glad to see the book is a USA Best Seller. It's time we recognize american westerns for the wonderful colorful americana they are. Keep them coming Mr. Cotton you know what we're looking for