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A brand new Mountain Man series--- this is “Healing Of The Broken Dog” from Mike Mackessy! Ride with Clint Hunter, one of the most exciting Mountain Men of today!
This is the story of how former captive and Indian slave Clint Hunter overcomes his past, shedding it for a future he makes and shapes for himself. Along the way his life affects almost everyone he comes in contact with, Texas Rangers, the cowboys that work his ranch, rustlers, outlaws, and Comanche Indians. Through the process of peeling away his past, he’s helping those around him conquer their past and present problems and hardships. The acts of kindness and mercy, many he doesn’t recognize at the time, all contribute towards the casting aside the past. His ultimate and the final ordeal to discarding the dark and finding a hopeful future, revolves around the very ones who caused his hardships, Indians. A young Comanche he brings with him on his return to confront the Blackfoot teaches him valuable lessons. As the West changes, Clint helps those around him change and prosper. The journey of one man links him to all those he holds dear.
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A brand new adventure from Mike Mackessy!
For many of us, an event hitting at a time between young adult age to our adult years shakes our foundations and forces us to reflect on… well, everything. Everything that life teaches we’ve learned by hearing or learned by experience. This proves true to the twin siblings, Nathan and Abigail, of a high-powered Washington, DC senator. An extensively planned coming-of-age adventure turns tragic. The brutal Beebe Gang, selfish Texas outlaws, usurp control of the adventure.
A just about washed-up Texas outlaw, Cal, on his last leg, sets the takeover plan in motion. Forced to face his life honestly, for the first time, he comes to terms with his past, forgives himself, and sets about to change. But is it too little? Too late?
A driver, Red, and shotgun guard, Eli, for Wells Fargo, finds Abigail discarded in the middle of the Indian Nations.
A well-known and highly respected Texas Ranger, Quint, lets his guard down one time. It is his greatest mistake, nearly ruining a respected record.
A Texas cowhand, Blue, falls in a hard way for Abigail. He nurses her back to health using the tricks of his trade, learned by nursing cattle and horses.
Nathan and a freshman Pinkerton agent, searching for Abigail and the outlaws, find… An unlikely assortment of different personalities thrown together find hope, forgiveness, changed lives, and purpose. How?
Through Comanche and outlaw attacks, a Wells Fargo stagecoach, duels and shootouts, there will be fortunes found while fortunes are lost, and it’s all recoded by the aggrandizements of a Dime Novel author. Grab your copy today!
A brand new Mountain Man series--- this is “Broken Dog Ranch” from Mike Mackessy! Ride with Clint Hunter, one of the most exciting Mountain Men of today!
Clint Hunter the Mountain Man, army scout, soldier, Texas Ranger, and the friend to the Crow Indians is shedding the horrors of his past. The bad dreams and fear of thunderstorms are a result of five years as a Blackfoot, Sioux, Comanche, and Comanchero slave. Now the successful rancher and part time Texas Ranger is expanding his holdings to include a ranch in Kansas and pioneering the breeding and raising of Longhorn-Hereford cattle. But not everything goes his way. After the Civil War, crippling taxes become an arm of the Carpet Baggers and Reconstruction in the southern states. In spite of the adversity, Clint and a collection of colorful characters now call the Broken Dog Ranch home. Ex-slaves, ex-rustlers, and ex-gunmen and outlaws all celebrate new lives, working together to develop and fine tune the recovery of Texas, the Longhorn, the Cowboy, and the Trail Drive. Overcoming high taxes, rustlers, and cheating businessmen, Clint, his family, and crew exemplify the Spirit of the West.
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Lieutenant Cord of the Texas Rangers rides the plains of Texas with his seven man squad chasing bandits, rustlers, and desperadoes.
Before starting out, Cord must build his crackerjack team. The first to be recruited is Zeke, who joined the Rangers after his family was killed by a band of marauding Indians. The second man in their team is Miles, who was drugged, beaten, and robbed while drinking in a saloon. The third man is Logan. Logan was the product of a wealthy plantation owner and a saloon girl. His mother died at birth and he was abandoned by his father, forced to live as a slave on his father's plantation. Growing up, not knowing the truth, his inebriated father finally told him the truth when he was sixteen. It wasn't long after that when he made a break from the plantation on a stolen horse and rode straight into the Rangers. Next came Silas who, like Zeke, lost his family to an Indian attack. Josh comes to the Rangers after being kicked out of an Indian camp where he had lived for a couple of years. Pete left home at the ripe old age of fourteen and accidentally became a buffalo hunter, but after a couple of years, decided to rejoin civilization and was recruited by Cord. And then there's Win. Winston Howard, wealthy Eastern lawyer who is the victim of a train robbery. He is beaten, pistol whipped, shot in the head, dragged behind a horse and left on the prairie for dead. The last member is Scott who, with his brother, were meat hunters. When his brother was killed by Indians, he joined the Rangers.
Although each of these men have come from different backgrounds and circumstances, they all joined the Rangers for one reason—to bring law and order to a lawless land and to stop rustling on the plains of Texas. They each joined as a single entity, but Lieutenant Cord brought them together as partners.
Two exciting Mountain Man adventures together for the first time from Mike Mackessy! This is “Mountain Man” and “Ira: Son Of Mountain Man.” If you enjoy Western adventure set in the wilderness you will love “Trek of the Mountain Man.”
Mountain Man Morgan is a name he adopts for himself after working around Morgan horses. At age 17, he heads west to the mountains. His journey is told through his meetings with both bad and good elements of typical Westerners of that time—Indians, mountain men, and outlaws. Reaching the eastern side of the Rocky Mountains in the company of seasoned mountain men, his goal is in sight—Rendezvous.
Ira, the son of mountain man finds himself in the middle of adventures and battles as a member of the Rangers, a Union scout, a US Marshal, an Indian fighter, and a rancher.
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A brand new adventure from Mike Mackessy! This is the sequel to “Trigger Finger.”
This story chronicles the continuing tension between Captain Ash and the Texas Rangers and the U.S. Army. This part of the saga starts off well for Captain Ash but as usual the ending is quite different. Dumped by the rangers yet again, Ash is requested by the governor of Texas to head a special mission, ridding Texas of the last Carpet Baggers. With a hand picked crew, he accomplishes the mission, but at a personal cost.
Wounded and dismissed from service as an anachronism, he takes solace back east. Healed, revived, and ready, Captain Ash returns to correct his reputation. The governor has use for him again.
In a bid to maybe get rid of the bad penny, Ash is sent north to Prairie Dog Town. He’s been there, which makes him wonder what makes this small town important. Into the fray, not as a leader, but a player, never questioning his role.
Always the underdog, never appreciated, robbed of the glory he does not seek, Ash does not turn away. He does not become bitter. On the contrary, Ash only wants to serve, where his unique, yet hard won, gifts will see the mission through.
The life of Captain Ash does change, but not in the way expected.
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A brand new Mountain Man adventure from Mike Mackessy!
This is a story of a young man, quitting school to run to the mountains and join the beaver trappers and Indian traders. Understanding enough about himself, he realizes he is not yet prepared for such an adventure. He prepares himself by working for three years on a railroad crew. Working adds the strength, maturity, and of course fighting skills learned from the rough and tumble life of an early railroad camp. One of the self-taught lessons he improves on is hunting. For a year and a half, in addition to swinging a pick, he lands meat on the table of the camp on his single day off. All the pre-apprentice skills he acquires prove their worth in the mountains.
Before he reaches the Rockies, he is captured and tortured by the Blackfoot Indians. He is rescued by an old hand, another mountain man named Micah. What he learns from the Crow and from Micah prepares him for his apprenticeship in the wilds. He matures, living and trading with the Crow and the Cheyenne. Uriah acquires the help from a young Cheyenne captive passing on his hard learned lessons. Not one of those lessons prepares either man for what will face them.
Their life is filled with Indian raids, grizzly bear attacks, mountain lion fights, and of course, buffalo hunting. Life in the wild revolves around the buffalo.
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The exciting new sequel to “Mountain Man” by Mike Mackessy! This is action, adventure and a Mountain Man looking for vengeance!
Murder, mayhem, cattle and horse rustling. This is Ira: Son of Mountain Man as he finds himself in the middle of adventures and battles as a member of the Rangers, a Union scout, a US Marshal, an Indian fighter, and a rancher.
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Brand new from Mike Mackessy! Action, gunplay and rip-roaring traditional Western adventure come together with an explosive bang!
A CSA captain of cavalry does not give his surrender. After witnessing his men executed by Yankee Blue Coats Captain Ash sets out for revenge. The trail leads him to Texas. There he runs afoul of a ruthless gang. Left for dead, buried up to his neck, abandoned, a squad of Texas Rangers find him. The Gang's leader Rio leaves Ash with a memento. He shoots off his right-hand trigger finger. After months spent in the east recovering, he resumes the hunt. In his right-hand holster, he now carries a sawed off 12-gage shotgun. Ash rides with the Rangers and guides for the US Cavalry on a disastrous mission against Comanche Indians. Branded a hot-head Ash begins bounty hunting. No matter what meets him he faces it and overpowers it. Ash extends understanding to those he deems worthy. However, he is still flesh and blood. Ash suffers through bullet and knife wounds, attacks on his name and reputation, and usually comes out ahead. The one constant is he never gives up.
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A brand new Mountain Man series--- this is “Down From The Mountain” from Mike Mackessy!
By the time he was fifteen years old, Clint Hunter of Philadelphia had graduated school and the university—twice. With degrees in both Medicine and Law, at the age of seventeen, Clint still felt empty and dissatisfied. He struck up a bargain with his father to be allowed four years to go West and see the lands, experience life, then return to follow in his father’s footsteps and become a doctor in the family practice. When he boarded the train west with fifty thousand dollars set up in a bank account, Clint had no way of knowing just how much his life would turn in a completely different way.
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Mike Mackessy returns to the Old West with a brand new sequel to “Mountain Life.” This novel is set in the wilderness of the early American frontier.
The Mountain Man Caleb, his pair of Indian wives, two sons and a daughter are forced from their home to a new life in Texas. From the beginning Caleb and his two sons refuse to be intimidated by bullies and outlaws. All three, Caleb and his two sons, begin riding with the Texas Rangers. His daughter, Jane, learns to run the ranch with her new husband and former ranger. Caleb starts a ranch raising Irish Mustangs—a Mustang crossed with an Irish Work Horse. The family fights outlaws and rustlers through the Civil War to the first of the long trails north to the Kansas cow towns. Friends and family are attracted to South Texas where Caleb ranches. These friends and family buy land adjacent to Caleb’s ranch, all looking to call Texas Home. Caleb is providing second chances for his friends and family, including himself. Caleb, friends, and family prosper despite setbacks from Comanche and rustlers.
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Mike Mackessy returns to the Old West with a brand new adventure set in the wilderness of the early American frontier.
The peaceful existence of an older trapper called Caleb is destroyed when war with the Blackfoot arrives at his doorstep. Gone are his peaceful trading relationships with the Crow Indians as he must fight to stay alive using every skill he possesses to best his opponents.
This new Mountain Man adventure is set in Texas and takes the readers on an adventure they won’t quickly forget. Grab your copy today!