Ralph Compton the Empire Trail

Ralph Compton the Empire Trail

Authors: Rovin, Jeff & Compton, Ralph

Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780593102459

Classification: Non-Fiction

Synopsis: In this thrilling installment in bestseller Ralph Compton’s Trail Drive series, a small ranch owner drives his herd into Mexico and is startled to find that human life comes cheaper than beef on the hoof. 

Andrew Buchanan has a problem. His modest ranch in Southern California is being pressured by an unscrupulous competitor and the encroaching wave of the future—orange growers. The only chance he has to sell his cattle for real money is to take them south into Mexico. 

The Empire Trail is five hundred miles of misery that crosses scorching deserts and clings to treacherous cliffs—and it's Andrew's job to find the best way across. But physical barriers are not the only thing he must contend with. A group of dangerous men are trailing the herd, determined to take the cattle or die trying. 

But this is Andrew's livelihood that hangs in the balance, and he won't go down without a fight.

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