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The Deadwood Trail

(1999)
(Book 12 in the Trail Drive series)
A novel by

 
 
They had beaten the harsh odds of the frontier. But for the two powerful ranchers, the most formidable trail lay ahead. There had never been a trail drive like this before...

The only riches Texans had left after the Civil War were five million maverick longhorns and the brains, brawn, and boldness to drive them to market along treacherous trails. Now, Ralph Compton brings this violent and magnificent time to life in an extraordinary series based on the history-blazing trail drives.

For veteran ranchers Nelson Story of Montana, and Benton McCaleb of Wyoming, it was an opportunity a man didn't pass up. In gold camps of the Black Hills, miners were hungry for beef, at boomtown prices. But within the two outfits were Indians, gunmen, Texans, lovesick cowboys, and high-spirited women. Worse, the drive would pass through Crow and Sioux territory, when Custer's defeat at the Little Big Horn was just hours away. The drives were tangled by violent grudges, stampeding herds, and dangerous deception. The two brawling outfits had one thing in common: a deadly surprise awaiting them at the end of the trail...

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Paperback Editions

January 1999 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Trail Drive: The Deadwood Trail
Author(s): Ralph Compton
ISBN: 0-312-96816-7 / 978-0-312-96816-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
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Audio Editions

September 1999 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Deadwood Trail (Trail Drive)
Author(s): Ralph Compton
ISBN: 1-890990-26-4 / 978-1-890990-26-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Otis Audio
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Kindle Editions

January 1999 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Deadwood Trail: The Trail Drive, Book 13 (Ralph Compton Novels)
Author(s): Ralph Compton
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA