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About Robert Vaughan
His books have hit the NYT bestseller list seven times. He has won the Spur Award, the PORGIE Award (Best Paperback Original), the Western Fictioneers Lifetime Achievement Award, received the Readwest President's Award for Excellence in Western Fiction, is a member of the American Writers Hall of Fame and is a Pulitzer Prize nominee.
Vaughn is also a retired army officer, helicopter pilot with three tours in Vietnam. And received the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Purple Heart, The Bronze Star with three oak leaf clusters, the Air Medal for valor with 35 oak leaf clusters, the Army Commendation Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal, and the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry. More from Robert Vaughan at http://www.robortvaughan.com and https://www.facebook.com/robert.vaughan.773
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Now, as a shotgun guard for Wells Fargo, Troy’s quest for vengeance is interrupted when he is framed for the murder of his driver, Rice Pendleton.
Rice Pendleton is the father of Alexandria Pendleton, a beautiful woman stagecoach driver. Troy is attracted to Alex, but the false charge of murder stands between them.
Troy is forced to take up the outlaw trail until he is able to clear his name, deliver justice to the leader of the men who killed his family, and win the hand of the comely Alex Pendleton.
But for John Creed, agent for the famed Faraday Security Service, it was anything but simple. First, Hank Miles was willing to do whatever was required to prevent the plan from succeeding. Hiding in the shadows was a silent partner. Creed’s biggest threat, however, came from the man in black—an assassin who took pleasure in his work and would not stop coming until the job was complete.
Before the Buffalo Train reached the end of the line, guns would roar, men would die, and Chicago would get a taste of what the “Wild West” was really like.
The Crockett brothers Will and Gid, respond to the request of Sheriff Tyrone McMurtry, LaSalle County, Texas, is being plagued by the Jess Felton Gang.
When the Crocketts set up a phony money shipment, the Felton gang takes the bait, and Will and Gid kill one of the outlaws and capture a second, the other two outlaws get away.
When the sheriff is murdered, Will is blamed for it. After Gid gets injured Will, a wanted man, must fight, not only to capture the gang, but to prove his innocence.
Will is cleared, Gid has recovered, and the two brothers bring justice of the gun in a final shootout in the Texas town of Cotulla.
“There is never a dull moment with the Crockett brothers.”
After brothers Will and Gid Crockett deliver several horses to Colonel John Abernathy – a man they knew during the civil war – he hires them to accompany his sixteen-year-old daughter, Julia, on a stagecoach trip for fear she may be kidnapped and held for ransom.
Julia is very highly sought after, and Silas King and his outlaw gang refuse to back down.
The Crockett brothers find themselves in the outlaw town of Jericho with nothing but a shootout standing in the way of justice.
“The Crockett brothers carry a mean punch and wild adventures.”
The train-top murder of one of his female operatives has thrust Matthew Faraday, the wily chief of Faraday Security Service, into the dark and twisting tunnel of another railroad mystery, and a coded message in the dead woman's pocket is the only clue.
Pat Flannigan has plans to resurrect a failed railroad spur line that runs from Boise, Idaho to Jordan Valley, Oregon. Though the cattlemen and the valley residents initially welcome the railroad, opposition led by James Wilson, the most prominent rancher, soon develops.
When a cow, seemingly with hoof and mouth disease shows up, everything begins to go downhill…fast. Accusations are thrown at Flannigan and Sterling Cassidy, a crusading newspaper man, attacks Flannigan for introducing an infected cow. When Sterling is suddenly killed in the middle of the night all fingers point to Flannigan.
A range war begins while Sheriff Ferrell tries to pin down who is responsible for the bombing that killed Sterling, and justice will be served.
As our wounded nation heals itself in the aftermath of the Civil War, it is once more plunged into sorrow.
In one treasonous moment President Abraham Lincoln is dead, and - though his assassin, John Wilkes Booth, is quickly caught - the treachery is far from over. A plot is being hatched to kidnap Lincoln’s body from the funeral train that will carry the fallen leader through the countryside of mourners, from Washington to its final resting place in Springfield, Illinois. But the great railroad detective Matthew Faraday has gotten wind of the plot - although its perpetrators are still a mystery.
With the blessings of Secretary of War Edwin Stanton and the aid of his newest and boldest agent, Cole Yeager, Faraday is sworn to protect the great man’s body from desecration - while ambush, runaway locomotives, and death-dealing renegades wait up ahead.
During the Civil War, they sought justice outside of the law, paying back every Yankee raid with one of their own. No man could stop them… no woman could resist them… and no Yankee stood a chance when Will and Gid Crockett rode into town.
After their parents are murdered by a band of marauding Yankees, Will and Gid Crockett join William Quantrill and his gang of bloodthirsty raiders to seek revenge on the attackers.
Someone’s about to mess with the Crocketts', and that means someone’s about to be messed with back. Will and Gid don’t like getting shot at, especially by varmints who don’t have skill enough to kill them.
The Crocketts': Western Saga 1 includes: Trail of Vengeance, Slaughter in Texas, Law of the Rope and The Town That Wouldn't Die.
Jared Macalester is, to all appearances, a trackwalker for the Union Pacific. His first notable action in this entertaining Western pot-boiler is to throw a boorish cowboy off a train, while the train is in motion. Before Macalaster can show his face in the tale, bandits rob a UP train of its money shipment, and kill an agent. Macalester has, in fact, been assigned by the Faraday Security Agency to solve the robbery case, and uses the trackwalker position as a cover. His assignment evolves to cleaning up the railroad town of Ironsprings, and is complicated by the corrupt local lawmen and various roughnecks.
Brothers Will and Gid Crockett find themselves hip deep in a war, they must decide how to navigate the violent conflict. With the Crocketts' in town, every two-bit gunslinger’s chances of surviving are just about zero…
The Crockett brothers have the gumption—and the guns—to do something about every brutal encounter they come into.
Now they have to find a ruthless killer, settle a ranch dispute, and rescue a very lovely lady in distress without ending up six feet under. All in a day’s work for these two men from Missouri.
The Crocketts': Western Saga 2 includes: Panhandle Justice, Showdown At Red Rock, Judgment Day and A Time To Die.
His military experiences also cover his time as a warrant officer, serving at Ft. Campbell, in Germany, where he engaged in a "slapping contest" with a German, three combat tours in Vietnam, including landing on a mine, being temporarily blinded, and scrounging a staff car from the Navy.
After leaving the army, Vaughan had a short, but active television career, from which he was fired for handcuffing the weather girl to a desk during a live broadcast. His TV career was followed by a stint of owning and publishing a newspaper, then, becoming a full time novelist with nearly 400 books published, including seven New York Times best-sellers. During his writing career, Vaughan was arrested by the FBI as a part of one of his books was read into the Watergate Hearings.
The book is told, not in numbered chapters, but in a series of titled vignettes.
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The Western Fiction 10 Pack is an unforgettable collection of full-length, first-in-series page-turners. If you like gritty gunslingers, classic tales of frontier justice, and a rich variety of true-to-life backdrops, then you’ll love this action-packed anthology.