The Rocking T Rustlers

Author: Keith R. Ostling

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1304901750

Category: Fiction

Page: 155

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"The Rocking T Rustlers" is the third novel in a five-novel series featuring a character called Chancy Flint. Chancy is a young cowboy who's good with horses, cattle and guns. He figures out that someone is changing brands on Rocking T stock to the Circle Cross brand. He eventually figures out who's behind the rustling as well as a couple of murders. The local sheriff is on the rustler's payroll, so it falls to Chancy Flint to bring the rustler to justice. But the rustler is surrounded by hired gunmen. The odds are heavily against him, but he vows to do his best. He says he can do nothing more -- and he can do nothing less.

First Lady of Nowhere

Author: Keith R. Ostling

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1312459247

Category: History

Page: 170

View: 6862


This book is the first in a three-novel series featuring Dan Currie, a smart, loyal and successful gambler. Etta Lee, a beautiful young madam brought the first women into a booming gold mining town with the unlikely name of "Nowhere." Her parlor house was wildly successful and she quickly became Nowhere's most prominent figure, known far and wide as "The First Lady of Nowhere." Unfortunately, Etta was kidnapped at gunpoint by a vicious, dangerous renegade who intended to torture and murder her. She knew that to survive she'd have to escape. But how?

Chancy Flint: Cowboy

Author: Keith R. Ostling

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 131241720X

Category: History

Page: 159

View: 1808


Chancy Flint: Cowboy is the second in a series of five novels following the life of a young man from age twelve into his thirties. Chancy becomes a cowboy who is good with horses, cattle, and guns. Honest, courageous, hard-working and loyal, Chancy is a man to ride the river with. Right after the Civil War Chancy and his partners ride into South Texas and round up and brand over 3,000 unbranded mavericks and 365 horses. They then drive the herd up the Shawnee Trail to the railhead at Sedalia, Missouri. Along the way, they must deal with violent weather, floods, stampedes, hostile Indians, and rustlers. Chancy faces life's challenges with courage and resourcefulness. Over the five novels we watch him grow up straight and strong, tempered by adversity, not defeated by it.

The Lake County War

Author: Keith R. Ostling

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1312445041

Category: History

Page: 171

View: 7751


Between June, 1874 and October, 1881 the residents of what is now Chaffee County, Colorado endured a prolonged period of the most extreme violence ever to occur in Colorado. In 1874, the area was part of Lake County, thus the name ""The Lake County War."" During this bloody conflict it is said more than 100 men were murdered including a judge sitting in his courtroom. Vigilantes forced many families to leave their homes and property to avoid being murdered. This book, though fictionalized somewhat to make it more readable, tells the true story of what happened. It is the fifth in a five-novel series featuring Chancy Flint, a smart, tough, highly principled young cowboy who is chained lightening with a gun. He's not a gunfighter. He's the type of man gunfighters stay away from if they're smart.

Chancy Flint

Author: Keith R. Ostling

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1304901734

Category: History

Page: 163

View: 834


"Chancy Flint" tells the story of a twelve-year-old boy who is suddenly forced to accept adult responsibilities in Civil War era Kentucky. His mother is kidnapped by an evil Shawnee war chief. His father sets out to rescue her, leaving Chancy to care for his five-year-old brother, the family farm, and all the animals. Chancy faces many challenges at which most grown-ups would cringe. But we see him grow up straight and strong, tempered by adversity, not defeated by it.

The Guns of Jericho

Author: Keith R. Ostling

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1312439386

Category: History

Page: 181

View: 1049


This book is the fourth in a five-novel series About Chancy Flint, a young man who is suddenly forced to face adult responsibilities and dangerous situations at a very young age. By age twenty Chancy had already faced more danger than many men face in a lifetime. He grew up straight and strong, tempered by adversity, not defeated by it. In this book Chancy travels to Colorado to find the woman he intends to marry. When she's not in Denver where she's supposed to be, he goes searching for her. He finds she suffers from amnesia and has been taken in by Jacob McCandless, a ruthless, dangerous man who refuses to let her leave. Chancy unexpectedly finds himself embroiled in a dangerous range war culminating in an all-out gun battle involving about twenty men in the street of the fictional Kansas town of Jericho.

The St. Elmo Murders

Author: Keith R. Ostling

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1312466529

Category: History

Page: 177

View: 8615


This is the third in a three-novel series featuring Dan and Etta Currie. A mysterious telegram from Matt Halliday, an old friend, led Dan Currie to travel to 1880s St. Elmo, a gold mining boom town high in the Colorado Rockies. When he arrived, his friend lay mortally wounded. Halliday died in Currie's arms. Currie vowed he would not leave St. Elmo until Halliday's murderer was captured. Dan's investigation led him to try to unravel the complex web of alliances and animosities that were the seamy underbelly of St. Elmo. With the help of a newspaper publisher and another old friend, Currie was slowly but surely sorting out the players. The murderer, apparently worried that Currie was getting too close, made several unsuccessful attempts on Currie's life. Would Currie figure it out before they killed him?

Trail to the Palisades

Author: Keith R. Ostling

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1312463023

Category: History

Page: 168

View: 3730


This is the second in a 3-novel series featuring Dan Currie, a gambler turned business man in an 1870s gold mining town high in the Colorado Rockies. Currie had always considered himself a lucky man. He'd won a non-producing gold mine in a poker game and soon hit one of the biggest strikes in Colorado. He and his wife, Etta, now owned several mines, a bank, a hotel, and a large ranch with thousands of cattle. But Currie's luck had suddenly turned bad. A huge explosion tore his highest producing gold mine apart. His bank was robbed. One of his young cowboys was brutally murdered when rustlers hit his ranch. Currie was shot off a cliff and nearly drowned. And now, someone had hired Sam Gash, a dangerous professional assassin to murder him. Lightening fast with a gun, Gash was also known to kill from ambush on occasion. One thing was certain. When Gash and Currie met, someone would surely die.

The Rocking R Ranch

Author: Tim Washburn

Publisher: Pinnacle Books

ISBN: 078604568X

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 2872


AN AMERICAN DREAM IN THE MAKING From acclaimed storyteller Tim Washburn comes a thrilling new saga of the Old West, the sprawling story of one frontier family—and the Texas home they fought for, lived for, and died for . . . THE LEGEND BEGINS When the Ridgeway family staked their claim on more than 40,000 acres of land in northwest Texas, they knew they had their work cut out for them. Located on a sharp bend of the treacherous Red River, their new home—the Rocking R Ranch—was just a stone’s throw away from Indian territory. It was as lawless and wild as the West itself, crawling with unsavory characters, cattle rustlers, horse thieves, outlaws, robbers, and worse. But still, the Ridgeways were determined to make the Rocking R a success—and a home—for their four remarkable children: Percy, Eli, Abigail, and Rachel. This is their story. Together, the Ridgeways could endure anything. Floods, tornadoes, Commanche raids in the dead of night. But when one of their own is kidnapped . . . that’s when all hell breaks loose. This is their story. The story of the American West. Visit us at www.kensingtonbooks.com

Revenge of Eagles

Author: William W. Johnstone,Fred Austin

Publisher: Pinnacle Books

ISBN: 0786029072

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 712


USA Today bestselling Author: For the MacCallisters, frontier justice runs in the family . . . Falcon MacCallister couldn't duck his father's legacy as a shootist in the Wild West—and he's never tried to. A man who lives between two worlds, Falcon has a reputation of his own—and it's about to plunge him into a different kind of war. On a stagecoach in southern Arizona, Falcon is ambushed. But the only people who die are the shotgun guard and a beautiful young Indian woman returning from school in the East. While Falcon has a choice to walk away, a violent conflict is erupting among the natives. The dead woman was the daughter of a powerful chief with links to Geronimo and Cochise—and a tinderbox has been ignited. Falcon knows that the innocent will die with the guilty if the murderers aren't caught soon. And Falcon MacCallister is the one man who has the courage, the gun, and the bloodline to bring justice to a wounded and violent land . . .