Dead Man's Ranch

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Penguin, Mar 6, 2012 - Fiction - 304 pages
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In this western in Ralph Compton's USA Today bestselling series, a man must fight to the death for what's his...

For years Rory Middleton waited for his long-lost son, Brian, to return to Turnbull, New Mexico, and run the family’s Dancing M Ranch with his old man. By the time Brian Middleton returns, his father is buried on the ranch. Although he’s named as the rightful heir to the cattle spread in his father’s will, Brian’s about to find out it’s not that simple.
 
Brandon MacMawe, Rory’s other son by his common-law Mexican wife, wants the ranch for himself—as does the county’s wealthiest rancher, Wilf Dagneult. Brian’s got both hands full fending off these men when a wild card rides into town—a no-account con man and killer named Mortimer Dauro, who has ideas of his own for the dead man’s ranch…
 
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Contents

Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 5
Chapter 6
Chapter 7
Chapter 8
Chapter 28
Chapter 29
Chapter 30
Chapter 31
Chapter 32
Chapter 33
Chapter 34
Chapter 35

Chapter 9
Chapter 10
Chapter 11
Chapter 12
Chapter 13
Chapter 14
Chapter 15
Chapter 16
Chapter 17
Chapter 18
Chapter 19
Chapter 20
Chapter 21
Chapter 22
Chapter 23
Chapter 24
Chapter 25
Chapter 26
Chapter 27
Chapter 36
Chapter 37
Chapter 38
Chapter 39
Chapter 40
Chapter 41
Chapter 42
Chapter 43
Chapter 44
Chapter 45
Chapter 46
Chapter 47
Chapter 48
Chapter 49
Chapter 50
Chapter 51
Chapter 52
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About the author (2012)

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.

Matthew P. Mayo is a Western Writers of America Spur Award-Winner and a Western Fictioneers Peacemaker Award Finalist. His short stories have appeared in numerous anthologies and his many novels include the Westerns Winters' WarWrong TownHot Lead, Cold HeartDead Man's RanchTucker's Reckoning, The Hunted, and Shotgun Charlie. He contributes to several popular series of Western and adventure novels.


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