From bestselling author Ralph Compton—an extraordinary saga of the trail-blazing cowboys who made their fortune driving cattle from Texas to the Great Frontier.
The only riches Texans had left after the Civil War were five million maverick longhorns and the brains, brawn, and boldness to drive them north to where the money was…
THE GOODNIGHT TRAIL
Former Texas Rangers Benton McCaleb, Will Elliot, and Brazos Gifford ride with Charles Goodnight as he rounds up thousands of ornery, unbranded cattle for the long drive to Colorado. From the Trinity River brakes to Denver, they’ll battle endless miles of flooded rivers, parched desert, and whiskey-crazed Comanches. And come face-to-face with Judge Roy Bean and legendary gunslingers like Clay Allison. For McCaleb and his hard-riding crew, the drive is a fierce struggle against the perils of an untamed land. A fight to the finish where the brave reach glory—or die hard.
_25E2_2580_259CA sweeping, historically accurate series that makes America_25E2_2580_2599s trail drives come alive._25E2_2580_259D
—Artesia Daily Press (New Mexico)
The courage, glory and drama of the American Western experience is at the forefront of this authentic frontier series which uses the massive longhorn cattle drives as its backdrop. After the Civil War, three out-of-work Texas Rangers join the cattle drives of Charlie Goodnight—the legendary rancher who blazed the Goodnight Trail from north Texas to Denver. Includes a teaser promoting the next book in the series due 12/92. Original.