THE LONG WAY NORTH by Jim Bosworth

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The Spur outfit of Brownsville Texas is pushing a herd of 2700 longhorns to market in Montana, by way of the National Trail, two thousand miles of dust, drought and death.

Foreman Adam Childress doesn’t know how his men will face the relentless pressure of guiding the massive herd over the treacherous trail, criss-crossed with barbed wire fences and dotted with homesteads with lands scarred more deeply by iron plows than cattle hoofs. And then there were the men themselves — tough, hard-eyed loners with nothing in common except their grim dedication to the job.

THE LONG WAY NORTH is a dramatic novel about the last of the great cattle drives, a gripping story of men pitting their endurance and courage against the land, the animals, and each other.

“An outstanding, beautifully written, epic novel about the end of the trail, the demise of an era. Bosworth is a great writer. His characterisations are superb and the emotional conflicts are portrayed with intelligent understanding. One does not forget these people. The result is a gripping story, moreover one of outstanding literary merit.” San Francisco Chronicle

“The story of one of the last great cattle drives. The trek is a very real, engrossing experience.” The New York Times

“A western that is refreshingly different… different in that there is no taint of the two-gun tough who prevails over evil only slightly worse than he is. THE LONG WAY NORTH is more of a saga than a western. It is the kind of book which, after you read it, makes you feel that you have emotionally changed.” Springfield Leader Press

“Moments of deep philosophy, adventure and humor. It’s good reading and good history.” Santa Rosa Press Democrat

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

TEXAS HELLER by E.M. Parsons

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Texas: 1869. When a man wearing Yankee blue returns home, he’s a walking target… even for his own brother.

When news of Fort Sumter reached Two Trees, Texas, Coy Quillen was one of the first to sign up. Not many people under­ stood his decision to join the Union forces, but Coy Quillen was a man who lived by his beliefs, everybody else be damned.

Now the long, bloody years of fight­ing were over and Quillen comes home, a useless saber-scarred hand at his side. But that’s not his biggest burden. He’s a hated man, resented for helping whip the South. Not even his own brother will speak to him. And while he was away, Quillen’s father died and their ranch was lost. There’s nothing left in Two Trees for Quillen. Another man might turn around and go… leaving the town for good. But not Quillen. He’s going to stand his ground….and raise some hell.

THE CROSBIE SAGA: Two Full Novels by Bart Spicer

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The entire, epic Crosbie Saga… from soldier Duncan Crosbie’s heroics fighting for the French in Canadian war to his dangerous trek from Virginia to Ohio, leading a wagon train of French immigrants to their promised land, battling bloodthirsty Indians and savage, white outlaws every step of the way.

“It’s an epic story, a grand tale about one of the most dramatic times in history.” The Montgomery Alabama Advertiser

THE TALL CAPTAINS
It’s 1759. Duncan Crosbie, exiled Scotsman, soldier of France sails for the New World, to join the tall captains, fighting the British in the northern wilds of Canada . . .

“An exhilirating historical story of the frontier warfare. Bart Spicer breathes life into his novels that makes an experience of reading them, rather than a pastime. This is a longer-than-usual story but one that you will regret must end.” Chattanooga Daily Times

THE WILD OHIO
It’s the summer of 1790… and Col. Duncan Crosbie, a veteran of the American revolution, leads 300 French emigres in a wagon train from Alexandria, Virginia to their new home in the wilds of Ohio…a quest for freedom that becomes a harrowing struggle for their lives.

“The historical background is woven into the story with care, lending realism to the action. Spicer stirs his mixture vigorously in his first attempt at historical fiction. Tension mounts and the suspense races to the denouement.” The New York Times

THE WILD OHIO by Bart Spicer

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A blood-stirring novel of the conquest of the West, of the lawless days when frontiersmen fought savage indians and renegade whites for control of the rich, Ohio wilderness….

It’s the summer of 1790… and Col. Duncan Crosbie, a veteran of the American revolution, leads 300 French emigres in a wagon train from Alexandria, Virginia to their new home in the wilds of Ohio…a quest for freedom that becomes a harrowing struggle for their lives.

“The historical background is woven into the story with care, lending realism to the action. Spicer stirs his mixture vigorously in his first attempt at historical fiction. Tension mounts and the suspense races to the denouement.” The New York Times

“Good, historical stuff.” Cincinnati Enquirer

“A historical novel filled with color and adventure.” Fort Worth Star-Telegram

“The hardships and terrors these people underwent seem incredible and make excellent reading.”.The Montreal Gazette

“Spicer has tought up a hero or two, a lovely or two, enough indians and other drawbacks to keep the plot boiling in this swiftly-paced historical.” Albany-Democrat Herald

This book, inspired by actual events leading to the founding of Gallipolis Ohio, was followed by a prequel, The Tall Captains, also published by Cutting Edge.

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.

THE TALL CAPTAINS By Bart Spicer

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“Come, wolves of war, here stands a Crosbie!”

Those are the words carved on the huge dirk that Duncan Crosbie, exiled Scotsman, soldier of France, wears proudly at his side. And they are also carved on his heart. More than women, gaming, all the pleasures of Paris, Crosbie loved war. His devouring passion was to fight the English who had killed his father at the Battle of Culloden. But the French king lolls in his palace, under the witchery of Madame de Pompadour, and the army stands idle. So Crosbie sails for the New World, to join the tall captains, fighting the British in the northern wilds of Canada . . .

The year is 1759. This is the epic story of the war for Canada…and the larger-than-life characters who fought in the battles….as seen through the eyes of an exiled Scottish soldier.

This book is the prequel to Spicer’s bestselling western adventure The Wild Ohio about the founding of Gallipolis, Ohio by French refugees.

PRAISE FOR THE TALL CAPTAINS:

“An exhilirating historical story of the frontier warfare. Bart Spicer breathes life into his novels that makes an experience of reading them, rather than a pastime. This is a longer-than-usual story but one that you will regret must end.” Chattanooga Daily Times

“A cast of characters as long and impressive as the book is thick. Duncan Crosbie is Spicer’s most memorable creation.” Philadelphia Inquirer

“This painstakingly researched novel of early Canada is one of the best it has been our good fortune to encounter.” The Gazette (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)

“Spicer endows his characters with colorful and unique traits. The historical chaos is vivid, created with vitality and feeling.” Nashville Banner

“A turbulent war story that culminates in one of the great moments of history—the French and English War, with the American Revolution only fifteen years away.”   Tulsa World

“It’s an epic story, a grand tale about one of the most dramatic times in history.” The Montgomery Alabama Advertiser