Dead man walking...
When Chet Boardman, Texas Ranger, arrives in Burnt Hill hot on the trail of the ruthless Coyote gang, he doesn't expect to run into them so quickly.
But they get the drop on him and leave him bleeding to death in the desert.
But it takes more than that to finish off Chet Boardman.
Now he's not just after the gang, but revenge as well.
Five rangers have already been killed by The Coyotes and Chet Boardman is going to have to keep his wits about him and his identity to himself, if he doesn't want to be the sixth.
Of course, the first person he runs into finds his papers proving he's a ranger.
And then the beautiful singer down at the Saloon recognises him straight away.
To make matters worse, there's a leak down at the law office so once the Sheriff finds out the whole town will know.
But Chet isn't giving up easy and he's determined to bring The Coyotes to justice even if he has to do it single-handed.
Coyote Breed is a thrilling tale of intrigue, revenge ...
1858, Fort Gibson, Indian Territory.
2d Lieutenant Dobey Walls meets and bonds with veteran Corporal Jimmy Melton. As the Civil War begins, they leave to join the 8th Texas Cavalry in Houston, then take part in the first and the final charges of the Army of Tennessee. Between those events, they ride with Nathan Bedford Forrest, play an honorable role in the Fort Pillow Massacre, harass Sherman with Shannon's Raiders, and visit the second best brothel in Atlanta.
As surrender looms, they're released to search for Dobey's long-missing family in the Texas Panhandle. Their efforts are hampered by destitute farmers, lonely widows, dangerous militia, freed slaves, and runaways, who increase their numbers and excitement. In the process, they save a quadroon and her daughter from Yankee deserters who have stolen a Union payroll. This act of mercy brings them romance but puts Pinkerton detectives and a renegade lawman on their trail.
After he is nearly destroyed by a professional tragedy, Dr. Benton Yancey and his handyman/friend, Adam Zantner, join a wagon train heading overland west to reach their destination of Whitfield, California, where Ben had been invited to serve as town physician.
It is an idyllic setting, in an idyllic countryside. Ben is summoned to meet with the power behind the throne, Charles Holcomb, a man apparently wealthy beyond measure. The new doctor easily settles into a comfortable routine of meeting various Whitfield officials and caring for his patients.
Patient care extends to weekly visits at the local orphanage, managed by a compassionate lady named Madonna Bellini. While attending to various curious injuries to the resident children, Ben meets Mrs. Bellini's assistant and an orphan herself, Jessamine Lassiter.
Being a Yancey, for whom every event moves at a faster speed than for the average human being, Ben is captivated by the lovely young lady. Intelligent and charming, she seems ...