By the Horns

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Penguin, Apr 4, 2006 - Fiction - 288 pages
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A cattle drive turns bloody in this western in the USA Today bestselling Ralph Compton series...

Luke Deal and his gang are murderers many times over. And Owen, the foreman of the Bar 40 ranch, has interrupted their depravities one time too many.
Now a business representative for some British cattle ranchers is buying one of the Bar 40’s best longhorns, and driving it from Texas to Wyoming. Owen and three of the Bar 40’s toughest cowhands are escorting the English tenderfoot on this snake-infested, rustler ambush-laden, hell-for-leather trip. For the greenhorn, it will be the adventure of a lifetime. For the cowboys, it’s what they do. But for Luke Deal’s pack of rabid human wolves, it will be the chance to settle a very old score...
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Land of the SixShooter
A Knuckle Affair
Of Doves and Drummers
A Strangulation
Longhorn Country
A Cobbler Interlude
Big Blue
As Right As Right Can
First Blood
Tail Wags
Tears of a Dove
Hot Lead
Big Sieves and Little Sieves

Feathers and Frying Pans
Whyomeing or Bust

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About the author (2006)

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.

David Robbins has been a writer for more than twenty-five years, publishing under a variety of pseudonyms. He is the author of Badlanders and has written more than a dozen successful titles in the Ralph Compton series.

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