THE BURNTWOOD MEN by Robert McCaig

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“A tremendously exciting western. The novel is wild, raw and lusty, a two-fisted slugging adventure.” Boston Herald

Montana Territory, 1880. Land baron Cleland Strike, a man of elemental brutality and flaring temper is bent on conquest and power. His goal is to carve his own kingdom out of Montana and Canada. He needs more cash than he’s got to do it, so he takes out a big loan from a Philadelphia bank on the pretense of running a cattle ranch. The bank sends out Tam Barrie, a young executive, to keep an eye on their money. Barrie quickly realizes that they’ve been conned, leading to a battle of wills that escalates into a bloody war for the land, their lives, and the future of the west.

Praise for The Burntwood Men

“A very exciting novel, a superb job of writing.” Los Angeles Herald-Express

“Recommended for those who like a good, fast adventure story” Springfield News

“Epic!” San Angelo Standard-Times

“First-rate,” New York Times

WILD JUSTICE by Robert McCaig

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It’s the scorching summer of 1884. John Starr is the nemesis of outlaws, a one-man judge and jury with gun, driven by fury and an unquenchable need for vengeance. He rides the lawless Montana territory with his nephew Tod, who understands Starr, even if he doesn’t condone his Uncle’s brutal methods and wild justice. Now they’re going up against a vicious gang of horse thieves and protecting a widow rancher who might just thaw Starr’s ice cold heart.

“McCaig depicts these grim men, their women and the violent life they lvied with sympathy and interest and a real feel for place and period. A job done with care, crammed with excitement, and superbly written.” The New York Times

“Two men ride the vengeance trail, bringing with them violent and ruthless justice…that comes to a blazing finish.” St. Louis Post-Dispatch

“Plenty of gunplay and suspense. Much of the action parallels historical facts of that wild, turbulent era,” BIllings Gazette

“There is no lack of action in this western.” Springfield Leader Press

DROWNED MAN’S LODE by Robert McCaig

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A fortune in gold is underwater — one man is determined to get it and another is hell-bent to keep it there.

Engineer Mike Kendall is hired by a mining company to tunnel into a mountain in Montana to drain a flooded gold mine. But it’s an extremely risky job, made even more dangerous by powerful individuals who will do anything stop him for their own, sinister reasons.

“A different sort of western, a good adventure yarn.” Kirkus Reviews

Robert J. McCaig (1904-1982) was a writer from Great Falls, Montana who wrote numerous westerns, including Wild Justice, Toll Mountain, The Burnt Wood Men, Danger West, and Haywire Town and served as President of the Western Writers of America in 1975-76.

THE RANGEMASTER by Robert McCaig

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The invisibile dictator of the Dakotas fattened his herd on terror…

Til Edmonton knew that the Dakota prairie he saw through his train window was every bit as bleak as his future. His brand was scattered, his wife and child murdered by marauders. And then a trigger-happy hardcase tries to kill TIl and a woman traveller he’s befriended. Now Til finds himself pitted in a brutal battle for the land, for justice, and ultimately for vengeance with an adversary known only as The Rangemaster…an enemy who won’t quit until one of them is in the dirt.