The Dodge City TrailPaperback - 1995
For a brave band of Texas pioneers, new enemies awaited on the thundering trail. But old enemies were the deadliest of all.
The only riches Texans had left after the Civil War were five million
maverick longhorns and the brains, brawn and boldness to drive them
north to where the money was. Now, Ralph Compton brings this violent and magnificent time to life in an extraordinary epic series based on the history-making trail drives.
The Dodge City Trail
Dodge City was a businessman's dream. And a cattle drive north-with thousands of unbranded longhorns and a remuda of stolen Mexican horses-was a dream of Texans like Dan Ember, who'd come home from the war to find a rich man's hired guns living on his land. Now Dan and his neighbors would risk everything on a drive across the Llano. Along the way, two bands of killers would fight over them, the gunslinger Clay Allison would join up with them, and Quanah Parker's Comanches would try to thwartthem-in a bold adventure fueled by the courage to face death, the pride to keep going, and the knowledge that now, there was no turning back.