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Colter's Quest

(The fourth book in the Ballard and McCall series)
A Novella by

When Chet Ballard visits an old friend, Ben Colter, in New Mexico, he finds Colter's ranch burned to the ground, Ben and his wife Rachel missing, and the Apache who worked for Colter badly wounded. It turns out that whoever hit the ranch did so in order to kidnap Rachel. But why?
While McCall goes in search of Colter, Ballard finds his own trail being dogged by vicious bounty hunters and an Apache on a blood hunt.
Along the way Colter begins to understand why his wife has been taken. It also reveals the desire of a ghost from the past to get his hands on a treasure that has lain hidden for years - a cache that only Ben Colter knows how to locate.
As all the different characters make their desperate attempts to gain what they seek, Ballard and McCall can only help Ben locate and save his missing wife in the bullet-riddled finale of Colter's Quest.

Neil Hunter is a pseudonym of the prolific Lancashire-born writer Michael R. Linaker. As Neil Hunter, Mike wrote two classic western series, BODIE THE STALKER and JASON BRAND. Under the name Richard Wyler he produced four stand-alone westerns, INCIDENT AT BUTLER'S STATION, THE SAVAGE JOURNEY, BRIGHAM'S WAY and TRAVIS. Another western, HIGH KILL, was later published in the SUNDANCE series as BOUNTY KILLER. His western output can also be found under the names 'Dan Stewart', 'John C. Danner' and 'Frederick H. Christian', the latter name employed when he ghost-wrote an additional five titles in Frederick Nolan's popular FRANK ANGEL series. Mike has written three 'nasty' horror novels under his own name, but since the late 1980s has become best-known as one of the most popular contributors to Gold Eagle's MACK BOLAN series, chronicling the adventures of PHOENIX FORCE, THE EXECUTIONER and STONY MAN, as well as his own action-packed series, CADE.

Genre: Western

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Paperback Editions

September 2017 : UK Paperback

Title: Colter's Quest (Linford Western Library)
Author(s): Neil Hunter
ISBN: 1-4448-3414-2 / 978-1-4448-3414-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Linford Western
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Kindle Editions

September 2016 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: Colter's Quest (A Ballard and McCall Western Book 4)
Author(s): Neil Hunter
Publisher: Piccadilly Publishing
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