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Across the Rio Colorado (Sundown Riders #2)

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Across rivers of blood and plains of tears, he led a wagon train toward a country fighting to be born. . .

Miners dug for fortunes. Soldiers died on open plains. And a few brave men drove the wooden freight wagons into the wild land. Now, master Western novelist Ralph Compton tells the real story of the tough-as-leather men who first blazed the way into the untamed frontier
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Paperback, 352 pages
Published March 15th 1997 by St. Martin's Paperbacks
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Adam Powers
Mar 24, 2013 Adam Powers rated it it was ok
This book is definitely a mediocre book. It's plot is perhaps the best part of the book, with a story that follows a group of settlers as they leave from St. Louis and head towards the Rio Colorado in Texas. Along the way the settlers have to face dishonest land grant holders, belligerant outlaws, and fierce native peoples like the Comanche and the Kiowa. The weakest part of this book is the characterization. The main character, Chance MacQuade, is so good it's boring. He's always protecting peo ...more
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Feb 21, 2016 Jerry rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Texas Bound

There are always some bad guys in that big a bunch
Of people and many times they do get straight.
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A boring hero: Is Chance MacQuade just too boring to be a good hero? 1 1 Mar 24, 2013 04:08PM  
Ralph Compton (April 11, 1934—September 16, 1998) was an American writer of western fiction.

A native of St. Clair County, Alabama, Compton began his writing career with a notable work, The Goodnight Trail, which was chosen as a finalist for the Western Writers of America "Medicine Pipe Bearer Award" bestowed upon the "Best Debut Novel". He was also the author of the Sundown Rider series and the Bo
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