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The Western Trail (Trail Drive Series #2)

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A sweeping, historically accurate epic set against the backdrop of the great cattle drives of the old West, featuring the men, women, and exciting settings introduced in The Goodnight Trail. In this thrilling installment, Benton McCaleb and his stubborn band of hard-driving Texans lock horns with a ruthless railroad baron in a bloody battle over an untamed land.

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Overview

A sweeping, historically accurate epic set against the backdrop of the great cattle drives of the old West, featuring the men, women, and exciting settings introduced in The Goodnight Trail. In this thrilling installment, Benton McCaleb and his stubborn band of hard-driving Texans lock horns with a ruthless railroad baron in a bloody battle over an untamed land.

A sweeping, historically accurate epic set against the backdrop of the great cattle drives of the old West, featuring the men, women, and exciting settings introduced in The Goodnight Trail. In this thrilling installment, Benton McCaleb and his stubborn band of hard-driving Texans lock horns with a ruthless railroad baron in a bloody battle over an untamed land. Original.

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Editorial Reviews

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Praise for Ralph Compton’s Trail Drive series

“Lovers of Louis L’Amour–type Westerns will welcome [this] series.”
Nashville Banner

“A sweeping, historically accurate [series] that makes America’s trail drives come alive.”
Artesia Daily Press (New Mexico)

“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 Epitath

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

“Compton has hit the bull’s eye.”—The Birmingham News

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312929015
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 9/1/2009
  • Series: Trail Drive Series , #2
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Edition description: Reissue
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 108,246
  • Product dimensions: 4.10 (w) x 6.70 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Ralph Compton stood six-foot-eight without his boots. His first novel in the Trail Drive series, 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. A native of St. Clair County, Alabama, Compton worked as a musician, a radio announcer, a songwriter, and a newspaper columnist before turning to writing westerns. He died in Nashville, Tennessee, in 1998.
 
 

Scott Sowers has narrated numerous audiobooks, including books by Douglas Preston, Robert Ludlum, John Hart, and Nicholas Sparks. He was named the 2008 Best Voice in Mystery & Suspense by AudioFile magazine. AudioFile also awarded Sowers an Earphones Award for his narration of John Hart’s Down River, writing, “[providing] a bewitching rhythm and pace, expertly capturing and elevating this story of redemption. The combination of Hart and Sowers provides the perfect marriage of prose and voice. Together they enable the book to transcend genre fiction and become something exceptional.”

 

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Customer Reviews

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  • Posted December 19, 2009

    Great series and definetly a book you will want to read.

    For anyone who has ever read a Louis L'Amour book or any western , these series books of the Trail Drive series are the best.They have so much of the western flare that you can't help but get caught up in the characters and their trials and lives. Love it and would recommend to anyone, any age.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 17, 2011

    Excellent and thrilling novel

    Compton masterfully weaves a number of chapters together into a rugged tapestry of Texans building a cattle empire in Wyoming.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 17, 2012

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    Good Continuation!

    The Bent McCaleb outfit continues on in this volume of the trail series. Not as good as The Goodnight Trail but still good historical cowboy drama. I really liked learning about the Medicine Wheel in Wyoming too. Overall I would recommend this especially if you intend to carry on with the series.

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  • Posted October 27, 2010

    great novel

    part of a series

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