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About Donald L. Robertson
Donald L. Robertson is a writer of novels and short stories about the American West. His first novel, Logan’s Word, is set in West Texas near Coleman, where he graduated from high school. Robertson strives to make his books as historically accurate as possible.
He was born in Louisiana but grew up in Texas and New Mexico. He has lived in many parts of Texas and has a love of the West.
Professionally, he enjoyed the life of a pilot, flying throughout the West, enjoying his last ten years of flying while living in Arizona. His travels gave him the opportunity to learn about, and fall in love with, the country about which he would later write.
As a boy, he spent many Saturdays at the movie matinees. He revelled in all of the Western adventures, especially those of Roy Rogers, Gene Autry, and Lash LaRue.
As a youngster, he shared his passion for reading westerns with one of his loving aunts who had a huge library of western novels. This is where he came to love the books of Zane Grey and the short stories and books of Louis L'Amour. The influence of these authors color Robertson's novels, assuring that they are wholesome and adventurous, filled with action and good values which can be enjoyed by any member of the family.
He began his writing in Cotacachi, a little mountain village nestled between two dormant volcanoes in Ecuador. Due to health reasons, a move from the high mountains of the Andes was necessary. Don, his sweet wife Paula, and their six pound Chihuahua guard dog have moved back to the beautiful Sonoran Desert. Today Don lives and writes in Mesa, Arizona.
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False charges. Smooth-talking swindlers. A fierce fighter cursed with the need to stamp out injustice.
Colorado, 1870. Will Logan is delighted with life. Ready to tie the knot with his sweetheart, the former soldier doesn’t know what the dickens is going on when he’s suddenly arrested for desertion. And despite his willingness to present proof of his innocence, he fears the short-fused judge would rather see him swing.
Narrowly escaping a bloodthirsty lynching, Will’s reluctance to leave a friend in trouble turns his exit from jail into a cross-country gallop to confront a silver-tongued con man. But when he reaches Texas, the loyal cowboy faces a posse of hired gunmen and clever lies that once again puts him on the wrong side of the law.
Could his passion for the truth leave him hanging high?
Troubled Season is the action-packed fifth book in the Logan Family Western Series. If you like frontier heroes, evocative settings, and stories spurred on with humor, then you’ll love Donald L. Robertson’s wild ride.
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A promise to a dying man. A back-stabbing land grabber. Can one war-weary cowboy hold his own against raiders, outlaws, and a beautiful woman?
Texas, 1867. Josh Logan would never betray an oath. So even though a vow to his mortally wounded best friend sends him deep into dangerous territory, he won’t shirk his responsibility. But when he discovers upon arrival that his companion’s family is under attack from rustlers and land robbers, he believes he has to stay long enough to ensure justice is served.
Traveling to town to hire some help, Logan is faced with hostile Comanches, craven bullies, and greedy gunslingers. And when a gorgeous gal steps off the stagecoach, losing his heart may make him vulnerable to the crooked cowpokes determined to take the ranch at any price.
Will the dedicated man’s unwavering sense of duty cost him his life?
Logan’s Word is the fast-paced first book in the Logan Family Western Series of action-adventure stories. If you like old-fashioned codes of honor, noble steeds, and authentic American West details, then you’ll love Donald L. Robertson’s thrilling saga.
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In the unsettled territory of the Old West, will one man’s drive to protect others be his fatal flaw?
The Rockies, 1840. Floyd Logan is running out of time. Desperate for one last visit to his aging parents, the roughhewn man struggles with leaving his wife and child alone in the piercing winter and exposed to danger. And after battling his way through gale-force winds for seven hundred miles, the haggard man’s tough trek ends prematurely when an old enemy’s accusations trap him in a frontier jail.
Frustrated by the delay in clearing his name and finally completing the arduous journey to reunite with his folks, an exhausted Floyd fears his return to his own family may come at a terrible price. But with the endless plains, slave-catchers, crooked lawmen, and deadly ambushes standing between the determined man and his homecoming, he’ll have to fall back on what he knows best: valor and pure grit.
Will Floyd ever make it back to his beloved wilderness, or will the trials of travel cost him his life?
Mettle of a Mountain Man is the riveting third book in the Logan Mountain Man Western series. If you like loyal heroes, white-knuckled rides, and vivid history brought alive, then you’ll adore Donald L. Robertson’s adventure-packed tale.
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He’s a crack shot with a rifle. But across the Mississippi, a sure bullet and an appetite for danger only puts a target on his back…
Tennessee, 1830. Floyd Logan yearns to go west. So after the sixteen-year-old deadeye impresses a wagon train captain by winning his first turkey shoot, he’s thrilled when he’s offered the opportunity to go to work on the Santa Fe Trail. But before they can leave town, Floyd is ambushed by a cowardly outlaw who beats him and steals his prize pistols.
Undeterred and committed to fulfilling his dream, the strapping young man eagerly accepts a role as a scout for the expedition. But facing hostile natives, a devastating prairie fire, and the ruthless low-lifes that attacked him back home, his goal of reaching the Shining Mountains may see him fitted for a pine box.
Can Floyd survive the untamed land to find his life’s true calling?
Soul of a Mountain Man is the spellbinding first book in the Logan Mountain Man Western series. If you like fast-paced action, struggles on the wild frontier, and justice served with hot lead, then you’ll love Donald L. Robertson’s gritty tale.
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Danger in the untamed frontier. Shadowy hunters preying on the weak. Can he mete out justice before an arrow finds his heart?
Colorado, 1833. Floyd Logan has grown into a strong young man, thriving as a rugged loner in the wilds of the Rocky Mountains. Through hard work, he’s honed his skills and carved out an uncomplicated existence — only to have his peace shattered by an enormous grizzly’s roar. And though Floyd deals the bear a killing blow, his dire wounds mean only the skilled hands of a Shoshone Chief’s wife and her enchanting assistant can pull him back from death’s door.
As he heals and begins to learn her language, the scarred explorer’s feelings grow for his gentle savior. So when a Blackfoot raiding party abducts his new love, he joins forces with the chief’s warrior son in a desperate race to rescue her from a terrible fate.
Can Floyd free the noble woman, or will blackguards leave his bones for the vultures to pick clean?
Trials of a Mountain Man is the second book in the prequel to the sweeping Logan Family Western historical fiction series. If you like engaging heroes, breathtaking action, and true-to-life chronicles, then you’ll adore Donald L. Robertson’s gritty tale.
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A Civil War combatant survives his battlefield wounds . . . but a final head shot erases his memory and leaves him comatose.
After surviving the bloodiest war in U.S. history, will it be peacetime that finally kills him?
Henry Remington awakens from a six-month coma with a Medal of Honor pinned to his pillow and no recollection of how he got there. When three fellow soldiers insist he saved their lives and want to repay the favor, Hank accepts their offer of a partnership on a Texas ranch and embarks on a ship bound for Galveston.
Fate seems determined to put him in an early grave when a disastrous altercation with the first mate gets him thrown overboard, setting in motion an epic journey that tests his mettle at every turn. Tough as a coffin nail, Hank never backs away from a fight, but can he survive without knowing his true identity and its secrets? And if he can regain his memory, will a forgotten past catch up with him and cost him everything?
If you love the Logan Family westerns this new installment is a must! Find out why one reviewer writes, “I finished the novel in 5 hours and only put it down to eat supper.” An unforgettable saga set in the American west, it will keep you turning pages until its breathtaking climax.
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Callum Logan is a man of quick decision. His fast gun has saved him on more than one occasion. Though hardened by the horrors of the Civil War, he gives each man a chance, unless they prove it’s undeserved.
Traveling across the Great Plains to begin a new life in the Colorado Territory, he’s eager to put the killing behind him. But while rescuing a family from despicable outlaws, he is forced to kill the leader of the small band, putting himself in direct conflict with the outlaw’s brother, whose gang has been terrorizing Southern Colorado.
Can Callum’s quick thinking and determination help him survive his greatest challenge yet? Is he ready for another battle? Will his enemy succeed in executing his brutal plan of revenge?
Accompany Callum Logan as he strives to build a new life for himself and his family. Experience the savagery and danger that lurk around every bend, in the shadows of the majestic Sangre de Cristos.Buy The Savage Valley today to smell the smoke and hear the gunfire as you join Callum defending himself and others in the lawless west.
“You keep turning that shotgun toward me, Pickering, and your boys’ll be hauling your fat carcass to the cemetery.”
Callum Logan faces challenges along a trail he has traveled before. But this time, the stakes are higher. He is guarding precious cargo.
Ride the Cherokee Trail with Callum, three years after the bloody Civil War as he attempts to guide his family from their ravaged horse farm back east to the waiting ranch in Colorado Territory. Accompany him as he battles corrupt officials in Tennessee, greedy thieves in Arkansas, and Indians and bandits on the Great Plains.
Will he fulfill his mission to bring his loved ones safely to their new home, nestled in the shadows of the Sangre de Cristo mountains? Is he destined to fail, or will his experience, cunning, fists, and six-guns blast his way to success?
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Clay Barlow, Texas Ranger, never turned his back on a friend, and he wasn’t starting now. After receiving the cryptic message from Jake Coleman, his good friend, and fellow Texas Ranger, he immediately headed west.
But the reason he now finds himself staked out in a dry river bed in West Texas was his thoughts of the girl he met in Austin. He had ignored his first rule. Always be alert. His mind, occupied with smiling lips, blonde hair, and blue eyes, failed to register the desperados until they had the drop on him.
Now, the searing West Texas sun beats down on his exposed skin with the intensity of a blacksmith’s furnace. Pain hammers every inch of his body, not only from the sun but from the hundreds of giant red ants that are devouring him one tiny bite at a time.
What kind of trouble is Jake in?
Is he still waiting in Presidio?
Most importantly, will Clay survive the sun and the ants to help his friend?
At eighteen, Clay has been invited to join the Texas Rangers. Now, he rides to Austin to either put on the Rangers’ badge, or fight for the law in Texas courts, fulfilling his parents wish that he becomes an attorney.
Whether he protects Texas on the range or in the courtroom, his quick and deadly six-guns will not be stilled.
Join Clay as his path takes him from brawls to blizzards to gunfights. The only question remaining, will he survive to choose between Law and Justice?
A promise driving him toward violence. Bloodshed on the banks of the Rio Bravo. Can one young cowboy restore balance before he’s defeated by evil?
Texas, 1873. Clay Barlow has his whole future before him. Working his family’s ranch and preparing for law school, the earnest seventeen-year-old dreams of the day when he can settle down with his childhood sweetheart. But he’s shattered when he returns home to discover a ransacked house and his parents’ gruesomely murdered bodies.
Traumatized and consumed by rage, a bitter Clay packs his saddlebags, tightens his gun belt, and abandons everything in the hunt for vengeance. But when he learns he’s up against a hardened gang of outlaws, he can’t shake the sense that he might be walking into a trap.
Can Clay become a man before the dark side of the frontier claims his life?
Forty-Four Caliber Justice is the rough-and-tumble first book in the Justice Series of classic American Westerns. If you like fast-paced adventure, old-timey charm, and stories of good versus evil, then you’ll love Donald L. Robertson’s immersive story.
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Now, he rides through the rugged mountains and sagebrush covered valleys of Northern New Mexico, searching. He’s hoping for a new life, but will settle for a hot meal.