Synopses & Reviews
Arizona Ranger Sam Burrack has encountered many a relentless outlaw in his days as a lawman, but none quite like Fannin “Dad” Orwick. The devout leader of the Redemption Riders, Orwick robs and kills to support his ever-expanding family of young wives and children, all in the name of the Lord.
After the Ranger learns that Orwick is moving his harem of wives to a compound deep in the Mexican badlands, he heads south—and meets an unlikely ally in a stalwart woman named Mattie. Once married to Orwick, Mattie has her own dangerous plans for her bloody-minded ex. But neither Sam nor Mattie can know just how far Orwick is about to go for God and family…
“A storyteller in the best tradition of the Old West.”—Matt Braun, Golden Spur Award-winning author
“One of the best western writers today.”—Western Horseman
“Gun-smoked believability…A hard hand to beat.” —Terry Johnston
“Authentic Old West detail and dialogue.” —Wild West Magazine
“Gun-smoked believability…a hard hand to beat.”—Terry Johnston
“Cottons blend of history and imagination works because authentic Old West detail and dialogue fill his books.”—Wild West Magazine
“[Cottons] works incorporate…pace and plot in a language that ranges from lyric beauty to macabre descriptions of bestial savagery.”—Wade Hall, The Louisville Courier-Journal
On the trail of four wanted men, Sherman Dahl-a hired gun known as "The Teacher"-finds his prey in the town of Kindred in New Mexico Territory. He kills all four in a saloon gunfight that leaves him wounded and in the care of a soiled dove. But the marshal of Kindred is a man above the law, and he wants to take Dahl down...
AND THE LAST SHALL BE FAST
Lawrence Shaw once got a boost out of being the quickest gun alive. Now hes partial to telling gunfighter stories rather than living them. But that doesnt stop every ornery shootist with an itchy trigger finger from trying to pull iron on Fast Larry Shaw
or a group of gamblers from wagering five grand on who will kill him
or a gang of cutthroat saddle tramps from slaying his wife while in search of him.
Racked with guilt for not saving his beloved, Shaw vows to shorten the life expectancy of her murderersand any other hardcase who even thinks of sending hot lead his way.
About the Author
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. Hes 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.