The Dawn of Fury

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Penguin, Dec 1, 1995 - Fiction - 496 pages
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A gunslinger gets bloody payback in this novel in the USA Today bestselling Ralph Compton series.

Nathan Stone had experienced the horror of the Civil War battlefields. But the worst lay ahead. When he returned to Virginia, to the ruins of what had been his home, his father had been butchered and his mother and sister stripped, ravished, and slain. The seven renegades who had done it had ridden away into the West. Half-starved and afoot, Nathan Stone took to their trail.
 
Nathan Stone’s deadly oath—blood for blood—would cost him seven long years, as he rode the lawless trails of an untamed frontier. His skill with a Colt would match him with the likes of the Jameses and the Youngers, Wild Bill Hickok, John Wesley Hardin, and Ben Thompson. Nathan Stone would become the greatest gunfighter of them all, shooting his way along the most relentless vengeance trail a man ever rode to the savage end…and this is how it all began.

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Contents

The James River Plantation near Charlottesville Virginia November 15 1865
Richmond Virginia January 3 1866
Charlottesville Virginia January 16 1866
Bowling Green Kentucky February 1 1866
St Louis Missouri February 12 1866
St Joseph Missouri February 18 1866
Nevada Missouri February 22 1866
Nevada Missouri February 23 1866
Denver December 4 1867
Denver December 6 1867
Virginia City Nevada January 28 1868
Tombstone Arizona April I5 1868
Denver Colorado Territory April 1 1868
Santa Fe New Mexico Territory May 5 1868
Fort Concho Texas May 11 1868
Austin Texas June 17 1868

Red River February 28 1866
Fort Worth Texas March 2 1866
Waco Texas March 6 1866
Waco Texas July 1 1866
San Antonio Texas July 6 1866
Matamoros Mexico August 2 1866
Corpus Christi Texas August 5 1866
August 11 1866 North to San Antonio
August 25 1866 San Antonio
August 27 1866 Bound for Corpus Christi
Corpus Christi Texas September 7 1866
Corpus Christi Texas September 25 1866
New Orleans October 16 1866
St Louis October 25 1866
New Orleans October 27 1866
McDonoughville October 28 1866
New Orleans December 16 1866
McDonoughville December 16 1866
McDonoughville December 22 1866
Gretna December 29 1866
New Orleans December 31 1866
Fort Smith Arkansas January 8 1867
Fort Smith June 15 1867
Lexington Texas July 3 1867
Austin Texas July 5 1867
Fort Dodge Kansas August 5 1867
Colorado Territory September 10 1867
Denver September 20 1867
Austin Texas June 19 1868
Austin Texas August 29 1868
Austin Texas September 2 1868
Denver Colorado Territory January 15 1869
North Texas on the Canadian River 30 May 15 1869
Denver Colorado Territory May 29 1869
Hays Kansas August 2 1869
Abilene Kansas October 15 1869
Kansas City Missouri November 4 1869
Wichita Kansas December 2 1870
Indian Territory December 5 1870
Indian Territory January 24 1871
Fort Worth Texas January 28 1871
Fort Griffin Texas February 25 1871
Fort Dodge Kansas March 1 1871
Kansas City Missouri June 20 1871
Wichita Kansas July 11 1871
Abilene Kansas July 12 1871
Fort Dodge Kansas July 15 1871
Kansas City Missouri July 21 1871
Hays Kansas March 11 1872
Kansas City Missouri March 12 1872
Fort Dodge Kansas April 1 1872
Fort Dodge Kansas April 10 1872
Kansas City Missouri April 29 1872
Kansas City Missouri July 12 1873
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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.


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